A quick study of Roger Federer. Amazing what being broke does for the creative motivation. Today is the birthday of a new friend from work. Normally I'd have just popped out to a store and plunked down $20 on something or other, just as an expression of, "hey, I like you!", or, forgive the pun, "You're aces!"
But yesterday, no such moulah. So I looked on her Facebook profile and found that she's a big fan of Roger Federer. In that Facebook group, there was this nice action photo of him, so I did this little painting on a 5" x 7" board (which luckily I'd earlier toned with orange acrylic).
I really like how it turned out! Funny how the no-pressure projects turn out to often be my favorites. Doing this painting took less than an hour. I've been spending more time than that each day reading the blogs of people who do "a painting a day" and bemoaning my lack of time. So, hmmm, what is the universe telling me? This might become the first of many small daily paintings if my depression stuff stays the heck away. Stay away! Oh here, let me help you stay away by getting some exercise. And not eating crap. And such.
Anyhow, I want to wish the lovely Sabina a very happy birthday and thank her for getting me up off my sofa and into my painting studio!