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From a photograph taken to send to her six sons, all of whom were far away
in Canada, the Pacific, when she was in her fifties I have tried to imagine how this lively woman must have looked when she first left London to live in a rural village. My WACOM is still not behaving quite as I would like but I did find the practice worth doing.
It should have been easier to draw the swishing hat but somehow I found this as you can see difficult–and yet this man was almost never seen without a hat–even when the horse was speeding off and not entirely in control. I need Heather nearby for she is so good at drawing expressive hands, hands, perhaps tell us more about the person than most details. Perhaps it will take more years than I have to learn but even making the effort is becoming rewarding. Fran
This is another practice session trying both brushes and blender and using a bucket. Fran