Roger Burnett Art Blog
Today's picture shows the progress we've made on the portrait bust over the last couple of weeks. Once again I stress "we", for without a model there can be no portrait.
My model solved my dilemma with her straightened hair by arriving one day wearing a traditional Creole head-tie. The madras "headkerchief" can be tied so that the corners make one, two three or four points. The number of points carry a message to would be suitors.
One point means, my heart is free. Two points, my heart is engaged but you can take a chance. Three points, my heart is already taken. Four points, I have a place for whoever desires.