Thursday, January 18, 2007
Nothing But Net (Basketball) - 11 x 12" Pastel
Well, it's been a while...but I'm back on track. I can't believe that it's been a month since I've posted here. I painted on Tuesday for the first time in several weeks, and did my first daily of the New Year today. It felt so good to be painting again!
I decided that since I was a bit rusty, I would do a simple subject, and a basketball fit that bill. The skin tones in the hands were a bit of a challenge, and still look a little grotesque to me, so I may go back in and noodle with that a bit.
As far as subject, today's painting was the third painting of a group that I did for my husband's office. They all have a sports theme, and will look great hanging together. Since my hubby still plays basketball(at age 50), I knew he would like this one. (These days, however, you don't see a basketball in my house without hearing "Honey, where's the Advil?", so maybe I should have included a bottle of Advil in the composition!) Also, to be perfectly honest, I didn't take this picture, I found it on the internet in Google Images. Hopefully my interpretation makes it unique.