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Tuesday, May 26, 2009







This is a sketch of Walt Whitman. I just loved Ruth's post Whitman's Lilacs, at synch-ro-ni-zing beautiful photos and a wonderful poem. Her posts are so insightful,beautiful and enjoyable. I couldn't resist that photo of Whitman and just had to give it a try.Later,I decided to paint a watercolor wash over the sketch and the colors are just so wrong. And while they are faded and old looking they are just ... YUK. So ever onward add more try it again.

4 comments:

Ruth said...

Ohhh! Happy surprise, my friend. You caught the dance in his eyes, I love that portrait, and it inspires me too.

Thank you for such kind things you said. I'm so glad you're here.

susannassketchbook said...

I like what you are up to! I admire you for trying to paint a portrait in watercolour in the first place because I find it sooooooo hard to do that. :)

RHCarpenter said...

Very very well done!! It seems many blogs were celebrating Whitman's birthday :)

laura said...

Oh, I don't think the colors are "wrong"--actually they're rather muted, which allows the sketch to dominate; and it's a lovely sketch that has real personality!