Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This is a multi-media piece I did about a year or more ago. I kept fiddeling with it, trying to bring it to a finished state. I showed it to a friend recently who told me it was finished and to stop screwing with it. What do y'all think? Should I frame it or keep working with it?
Sunday, February 5, 2012
And another flower. i think I'll do one or two more in this series before moving on. I'm starting a series of people, figures that have caught my eye. I hope that these pieces will give the air of a piece of a story. I think these fun flowers have really been helpful in getting back into painting. And the few people that have seen them really seem to respond well to them.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Alright, here's a painting I did based off of the sketch I did on 1/23/11, day # 4. It's oils on a birch panel. I didn't primer the panel first. I like this technique, the wood sopped up the oils quite nicely, allowing for a quicker dry time and the golden color of the wood gave the piece a nice glow as well. It's 41 x 24". I think I'm going to stick with oil painting on wood, I definitely enjoy the way the paint handels on this surface and its difficult ot over wet the surface. After I've used up the canvases I have, I don't think I'll ever go back.
I know this subject matter might be considered trite, but I don't care. I throughly enjoyed creating this painting. It's the first full scale painting I've done in about 3 years. And it really got me back in the creating mood.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
This painting is the 2-d work I did based off of the Day #2 sketches. Its 24" by 36" and is done in oil paints. the colors are a little bit more vibrant than the photo, it's got that shine to it so every photo is either washed out or has a big bright flash shine.