Monday, June 9, 2008
Work in Progress
Years ago, a professor while critiquing a painting of mine, said, "I can always tell when a woman painted a picture because they paint the hair with so much detail" At the time I thought, 'what a sexist thing to say, just because we're female you think we all automatically care about hair?'. Many years later, I still think his comment was dumb, but I can't deny it for myself, I LOVE painting hair. My oldest daughter (in the above painting) has that great fine hair that's multi toned and a pleasure to paint. She had wacky hair day at school recently, I'm hoping next year she'll let me do one of these hairstyles, where art and hair meet.
I'm also fast becoming the Diane Fossey of crows in my neighbourhood. I'm at a point where I'm starting to notice individual characteristics about crows. They really all don't look exactly the same. Although it's becoming harder to get out lately without woollies and a sealskin parka. While half the country is sweltering in heat the west coast seems to be entering a new ice age. And it's June! Brrrr.