8x 10 inches, colored pencil on toned paper
I have been under motivated to work on art lately. I'm not sure why, except in a vague way. I started an acrylic painting of fall trees before our Iceland trip, but have managed to ignore it nicely. My attitude lately is that a new painting is just something more to have to haul out to show (then remember to pick up again), or something to store in the closet. Bad attitude, eh? If I actually started working on it, I'd most likely get involved and everything would be fine.
But I also have been relatively low energy lately, the result of anemia which is a side effect of chemotherapy. Anyway, I decided that I'd just do another portrait for an online group I've been a member of for several years. I probably should have pushed the values more, but part of me likes the softness of this portrait. Her blouse is actually dark, but I decided to make it light so the area of highest contrast is near her face. I also went back to a technique I used before, using a rubbing plate to add texture to the background. At least I did some art, a welcome break from too much reding or watching recorded movies on television.