Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Study, 5x5 inches, oil, nfs.
This rather comic-book style small painting is just made up by me. I start with a backbone and then treat the painting as if it were a sculpture, adding and scraping paint off until the painting looks fairly "right". I can tell though, that I was not looking at a real person... it just does not have the veracity of true observation.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Green-eyed Blonde, 5x5 inches, oil, nfs.
I have been finishing up each day's painting with a small quick sketch done on a five by five panel. A square format always seems to lead me to an unusual composition. After a year and a half of only pastels painting, painting in oil is a challenge--I went to the art store and bought new brushes today, so I must be serious.
(I am not self-fixated, I am just the cheapest model I know--really. I work for cookies).
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Rose Worship, 11 x 13 inches, pastel, available.
I was done painting for the day, and this scene caught my eye so strongly that I unpacked my kit and did a quick study. The pastel strokes here are put on the paper almost like sumi-e brush painting. Each stroke tries to convey the gesture or gestalt of what it is describing.