Still trying to capture the Oatmans as they were before being martyred.
No, Wait! This is Munch's "Madonna"
Still, I see something in there that belongs to Olivia. There is a sadness, a pathos, I'm trying to capture that.
Daily Whip Out: "Eyes of Sorrow"
A little too sentimental. Of course, I have had a run of portraits that didn't quite make the grade.
Daily Whip Outs: "Jim Bowies Galore"
And none of them made the cover (see newsstand nearest you for actual published version). This extends to the other Oatman's as well:
Daily Whip Out:"Royce Oatman"
I can take some solace in the fact that I'm not alone.
"Pinky" by Sir Thomas Lawrence
The British artist Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1769-1830, "spoke with disarming modesty about his own art of portraiture, which he felt he had never really mastered; 'I am perpetually mastered by it. . .as much the slave of the picture I am painting, as if it had a living personal existence, and claimed me to it.'"
—Richard Holmes, "This Long Pursuit"
Love your Royce Oatman.ReplyDelete