The name of this post sounds like a dirge. But I think it is a milestone. I completed two paintings this afternoon which I think represent a step forward for me. There is still much work to be done but there is improvement. I have redone Ethan doing an ollie and Calvin on his skateboard.
Here is Ethan doing an ollie – without the tree in the background. It looks better I think. Actually I have painted a wash on his arms to warm them a little.
And here is Calvin skating off to surf with his friends.
Well that is all for 2009 I think. As the last of the great party animals I am completing this listening to Olga Kern play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 which is heavenly music.