Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Attempts to paint J.K. Rowling by lazy bookseller

Two attempts to paint J.K. Rowling from photographs, before you say anything I know I’m not good at painting people from photographs – but I had a lazy afternoon in my bookshop.

Why J.K. Rowling? You ask. Well she’s the author of the Harry Potter books – watercolour painting is very hard taskmaster. Why? The moving brush stripes; and, having splodged, moves on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy tears wash out a much of it. Type of kidney. Oh yes, why? Well my take is that she is an artist, her fiction is of the first order, which means that at some time there must have been a lot of learning, so great artists – fair game.

The work in the bookshop done – expletives, if not deleted, at least messed with, here it is I am back where I was before the summer – sitting in a quiet bookshop practicing trying to get a likeness and as you see from the first attempt, getting my hand back in, well it aint easy.

So ‘pologies to the Potter clan     

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