I got some new canvas and paint last night. I have a mild headache right now. I won't take aspirin because I think the distant pain is due to some mental episode or something. I saw these two doctor-type ladies smoking outside their building yesterday afternoon so I did a quick sketch and then painted them when I got home from work. See the exact same painting at the exact same size along with four years worth of my artwork at: www.ChrisFrancz.com
. Thank you, and have a nice day. Oh, 11" x 14" / canvas.
This started as a simple gesture drawing this afternoon. I got home from work around 8:30pm and put it on canvas. It's rather loose but that is what I was going for. See the preliminary / underpainting and lots more artwork at www.ChrisFrancz.com
Here are some new things added to www.ChrisFrancz.com
. The 8" x 10" acrylic painting was done last night and the B & W is a detail of an 8" x 10" pen and ink drawing that I am still working on.
Lotsa new stuff on my site: www.ChrisFrancz.com
. Three paintings added to the galleries and four sketches added to the fresh sketches section.
The scanner was not kind to a few things that I added and I probably did them too small. See more at: www.ChrisFrancz.com
Added one sketch. The costume is not authentic since I could not find a clear photo of what I was looking for. It's just a doodle. Last night I was eating dinner with Laurie at Wendy's. A very good-looking woman in my "age range" came in. I made sure she noticed that I looked at her. She looked at me the same way and then looked at Laurie and then looked away. Such is the problem when eating dinner with a woman who is attractive but only your friend. When we left the woman was sitting in the back eating by herself. Laurie asked if I wanted to go back and talk to her. That would look real
good, wouldn't it. Maybe I'll try to draw her today. Stay tuned...www.ChrisFrancz.com
After browsing the many artist pages on Live Journal I am left with one feeling: "Wow, I'm probably the best artist on my block." I wish I could be like so many other artists that I've met. They have motivation, drive, goals and the enthusiasm to meet those goals and then set new ones. I on the other hand have absolutely no goals - as far as life in general or art. I spend all my free time sketching or painting and then scanning the stuff so I can put it in my website. That's my life. I honestly felt like sh-t when I looked at some of the work by other artists. Then I got a thought: If I do what I do best, no one can do the same thing better than me.
Now I've just gotta figure out what it is that I do best. Then again, some people will never rise above mediocrity. But maybe that's not a bad thing. Art is the only place that I can be at peace and if that's the purpose for which I've been given my talent then I should be happy with that. See my artwork at: www.ChrisFrancz.com
I did a painting last night. 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas. Not sure how I feel about it. I used the raw, unprimed side of the canvas because I like the texture but maybe it's not the best thing to do. Plus, the painting, which is from a photo that I took yesterday morning around 8am is kind of dark and no amount of fooling around with it in Photoshop neutralizes the harshness of the scanner. When I laid down in bed I had to kick out the jams and freestyle a sketch of an old lady that popped into my mind yesterday. I drew her as I saw her (in my mind). I don't know what it means. I had to draw her, so I did, then got out of bed (11:30pm) and fired up the computer and scanner so I could post it. Sometimes I see things (mostly people) and I feel compelled to draw them. Last week I was out with a friend (female) at a business expo. I saw this beautiful woman behind a booth. Most guys would look at her and think: "I gotta do her." All I thought about and told my friend was: "I want to draw her face, it's perfect." I could not even tell you anything about her body because I was captivated by her face.New artwork: www.ChrisFrancz.com