Honesty in Art

Just a little Leonardo da Vinci - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

Presidential Candidate Hilary Clinton - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump - drawing by Tina Steele Lindsey

“Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. ” ~Salvador Dali

Behind in a little blogging here!  Since my last post we had an election, and I thought I would catch up and post some images I have already posted on social media, please excuse if you have seen these already!  They are pretty self-explanatory, the sanguine image at the top of the post is a sketch I did of one of Leonardo's subjects, from the book underneath,  Leonardo da Vinci – the Complete Paintings, by Frank Zollner.  If paint went away entirely, I would be okay with a stick of charcoal.  I love the raw, rudimentary aspect of nothing but charcoal and a clean surface to scratch it upon. 

I am the world's worst for picking apart my work.  For instance, now that the sketches are complete, I see in the side-by-side that I was a little heavy handed with Hillary's brow creases, her chin was contoured incorrectly, and her lower cheeks could stand to be a tad fuller.  That written I am okay with it, it is an honest sketch, with honest errors.  That is what makes us human. 

We have had some mild days in Georgia this winter, but you will not hear a complaint from me. There is nothing better to me than walking on warm wood floors and not hearing the heat pump running all day, something I got use to growing up in the low country of Beaufort, SC. 

I have been working on some new work.  We can talk about that later.  My best to anyone coming across this blog; be well, and above all things, be happy.