Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Imperfect portrait

I look at my portrait of Anders Zorn and wish I spent more time trying to capture his likeness. At the same time I am happy with the painting. I completed it during two of my lunch breaks. The clock was against me, it wasn't perfect from the start but I pushed on regardless, my goal was to paint and learn, which I did.

Life drawing has thought me not to get hung up on details, just draw and never pause for thought until the bell goes pling! Some day I will have time to paint and I hope by then I'll have mastered watercolouring enough to excel at it. Until then, I practice. Time permitting.

Anders Zorn by David Meldrum
Anders Zorn


  1. This is not an imperfect portrait, but a fantastic watercolor, the mixing of soft edges and hard ones are gorgeus, the background is incredible and makes the portrait sing. Congratulations.

    1. Thank you setxu! I am currently visiting London. I saw the Singer Sargent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, very inspiring! :)