CHIAROSCURO AND THAT LEFT EAR
I’ve been in two minds whether to burden my blog watchers with yet another self-portrait. The fact is I hadn’t picked up a brush for months and months and simply thought it would be good practice to use a handy mirror and force myself to get started on something. A friend made a comment about the art of creating a strong sense of three dimensionality and was critical about the ear on the left as one looks at the painting, Ears are not easy. Herewith the penultimate state.
Ear lugs are très difficile
To paint them requires some zeal
Chiaroscuro you say
But the sun’s strongest ray
Hits my lobe and is part of the deal.
The magic is past comprehension
Out of two comes an extra dimension
Is our wise Prospero;
Disbelief can’t resist its suspension.