Monday, February 11, 2008
There are times when our children do some pretty strange things. My daughter invented Margaret Hampster, an odd character , who has become her pseudonym. She poses as Margaret when she hosts the Community Calendar for a public access television station. Margaret is never seen without her "mink". This painting is a work in progress. Margaret, of course, is wearing her "mink", and she is holding her "pearls" (which I haven't painted in yet). This is the first portrait painting that I have tried under electric lights. I never paint under artificial light, but in order to get the model...I had to work at night. It is certainly different than under natural light, but I am still having fun. Hopefully, I can get back to working on it soon.