I drew this on Labor Day, as my husband sat in his chair, do all men have a "their chair?" and read a book about bears! He liked the drawing because I reduced his weight... totally by accident.
A week ago on Tuesday I drew at Taco Jalico's as I am want to do...Carlos' aunt waited on me...she always remembers to bring me lime for my water and food. Once she forgot to give me a straw, but I have forgiven her.
I showed her this drawing of her. She was not happy with the plumpness of her face. Sorry. I think it's a good likeness. What to do?
I guess she would have preferred I'd drawn her slimmer too.
That very tall man was VERY TALL. I wonder if the other guy found him attractive?
I mean look how he is checking him out!!!!
I only draw what I see.
A week later from the Tuesday I drew this next picture I framed and gave a print of it to Carlos! He had said he wanted it when he saw me drawing it last week. You should have seen him. He squatted down next to where I was sitting ( last Tuesday); he gasped, told me he LOVED IT! And then said he thought he was going to cry! I said you are not going to cry. He said, you are right. I can't cry at work!
He then went to show it to his dad and Charlie who were in the kitchen cooking and who are in the picture in the kitchen cooking...You should have seen the HUGE SMILES on their faces when they looked at themselves in the drawing! His dad looked up, saw me sitting mid restaurant, and gave a thumbs up, yelling "It's GREAT!" Now you better believe that made my day!
This past Tuesday when I gave Carlos the framed print of him at the cash register I drew the policeman in this next drawing/painting. He kept looking at me. I wondered if I could be arrested for drawing a policeman while he was eating his lunch. His friend had a gun strapped to his belt. When the policeman stood up I saw he also had a gun, a huge black gun, sticking out of it's holster. I guess we were all being protected. I'd rather think that than alternate possible violent thoughts that come to mind thinking of guns.
The feathers in the background are in a vase on the counter, it is not a head dress the policeman was wearing no matter what your eyes tell you!
Carlos came by and said why does the woman only have half a face?...I said because that is all I can see of her from here. I did not want to draw the large woman sitting across from her. I thought the picture was better this way. Later that evening when I was painting it my husband asked the same question. He got the same answer.
The policeman becomes #14 in the 29 Faces in September Challenge...
And the woman is # 1/2 giving me a total of 14 and a half faces to date!
Later a young woman came in to have lunch and she was not in uniform, but she too had a gun strapped to her belt.
You might like to know that there is a police station, I think for family issues, next door to Taco Jalisco's. I guess they have to eat somewhere.
I, of course, am linking this to Paint Party Friday...where it just so happens I am
this week. You can go there via the icon on my side bar and read all about my journey into the art world as a drawer/painter! (9:30 PM PST)
Thank you Kristin and Eva for featuring me! It's such an honor!