See what I did there? Yes it's another Leslie Howardcentric blog entry. There are times, that every artist knows only too well, when a piece of work resolutely and stubbornly fails to spring to life. In the case of what I do this is often intimately, although not completely bound up with the idea of 'likeness'. It can be doubly difficult when the source is a single frame of film which may not necessarily look 'like' the commonly held idea of the person it actually depicts.
Sometimes this is no problem, for instance both the Will Hay pictures on the gallery page manage to resemble the man whilst looking nothing like each other. Does that make any sense at all? Either way if you're thinking of buying one Will, or maybe even the pair, I have had some interest in these so don't procrastinate, easy terms are available.
Sales pitch over, what I'm trying to say is, 'I can't get this bastard picture to look like Leslie Howard whatever I do! (so far).' I'm sure it will happen, I'm just getting fed up waiting for it, so far it's been David Cameron, then an old boss of mine (a full Colonel OBE no less) and earlier this afternoon looked a bit like my Dad (when he was in the navy in 1945). As these are all authority figures (with the exception of David Cameron who doesn't figure at all in my opinion) I'm sure a psychiatrist would have something to say about it. Fortunately I don't know any psychiatrists. It will, as I have said before, be fixed. Although that may have to wait until Sunday as it is Art's birthday tomorrow and I'm off to the party! http://bit.ly/fNUYmg
Work in progress and other stuff that happens.