Yes, I boobooed My Cardinal oil pastel. Didn't quite get that sunset to work the way I wanted it but was quite sure I'd end up with a muddy look if I did NOT stop... so, for once, I did. Oh well.
Below is Cardinal at Sunset, done on 140 lb cold press with oil pastels, a medium I am not very down with. I understand now what I did "wrong". I know, I know... some folks say there is no wrong in art, but let's not kid ourselves here. It might not be so much that my art is wrong, per se, but the execution itself lacks a certain panache.
As they say, try, try again. Which I will!
The Stone Prince by Regehr is below, followed by my own "version" of it will -- alas! not quite finished. Still working on it. I have been swamped for several reasons, not the least of which is work and company from out of town. Regehr (check out his website here) is someone whose artistic influences were a lot of mine as well. Schiele, Klimt, the PreRaphaelites.
More coming on Friday, as well, especially -- ta-da -- Iconography as tarted up by very truly yours. And the chalk art. By then, I should HOPE The Classic City will be dried out from all the snow and rain. Whew...
Well, Kids, in reference to Cardinal Sin, tomorrow is Mardi Gras... and the day after comes the season of fasting, praying, almsgiving for many. Do you have a "cause"? Or a penance? How do you care for it? I do try to continue to educate myself, talk about it, read about it. I write letters to folks who might further this cause. Sometimes I do art about it... it's the only thing that really soothes the beast.
Take care and let the good times roll.
Candace In Athens.