For this week’s Illustration Friday I thought this children’s portrait would fit the theme of “Lonely”… “When the sparrow sings its final refrain, the hush is felt nowhere more deeply than in the heart of man.” – Don Williams Jnr.
The topic of this week’s Illustration Friday is “Lost”. Although this painting is unfinished I thought that it would still fit the topic. I am enjoying painting people at moments of extreme emotion… whether that be joy, exuberance, or in this case, sadness.“There are moments in life, when the heart is so full of emotion That if by chance it be shaken, or into its depths like a pebble Drops some careless word, it overflows, and its secret, Spilt on the ground like water, can never be gathered together” . – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The theme for this week’s Illustration Friday is “suspend”. I liked the idea of a dancer seemingly defying gravity in a graceful maneuver… the challenge here was defining the axis of gravity so that the poise is at once threatening to tip forward yet balanced, as if … suspended.
The topic for this week’s Illustration Friday challenge is “Refresh”. In this painting I am attempting to balance the orange skin tones of the boy with the cooler blues of the tap and the gushing water. Nicholas Sparks in The Notebook says “It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.” Refresh.