Thursday, April 22, 2010
A Little More about Melancholy
I have drawn several hundred of these and I have managed to keep many and I have a box full of them. This drawing was supposed to be a gift for a friend, of his wife. Upon completing the drawing I saw such sadness in it, this melancholy, that I have been talking about.
I did not SEE it, it came out of my hand. I was not able to give the drawing to him. I am aware of this effect in my drawing, I just did not expect it from this sitter. I was surprised, (or maybe not surprised) when I heard that she was recently separated and is seeking a divorce. The story seemed to have been there, years before.