So, here is the final expressive figure painting of the group.
Maybe next week I will have something new for you…
No, I will. Maybe there will even be pictures of the Awesome Vacation I just got back from???
So, I know I said I was ready to begin painting that one painting, you know the one, again. Truth is, I don’t know if I ever will be.
I started out thinking I would challenge myself to paint is as photo realistially as possible.
But, I can’t stand painting photo realistically.
The few times I have tried, I nearly pulled my hair out. And this is no exception. I think I may re-paint that dreaded painting it a way I am more comfortable with. But that will have to wait.
Here is a little painting I did while avoiding work on the big bad one. I did a few of these, so I will be sharing them over the next few weeks.
So, here is the first.
It was such a relief painting so loosely. I get so wound up painting the “other way”. But at least I have learned my limits.
Until next time friends!
Happy Wednesday! AKA Hump Day. AKA the day before my Birthday. AKA the day before my Hunny treats me to a delicious Rack of Ribs! MMMMMNNNNNnnn.
I have been talking about ribs, and how delicious ribs are, and how I am getting them on my Birthday to the point of absurdity. But, all this girl needs for a good birthday is a stack of napkins and, mmmmmmmmnnnnn, ribs.
But in the meantime, when I wasn’t drooling, I finished up those “just for fun” paintings I started while taking a break from my other paintings. Here they are:
I showed you the beginning of this one last week.
And then, just because pushing paint around can be so fun, I did these three little non-objective paintings.
Well, I am off! Have a good one, and I will be back tomorrow!
As you may remember, I was working on a rather large painting and getting very very very very frustrated. So I took a break. I still wanted to paint, just not that painting.
This is what I have finished/ begun since.
Remember this one? Here it is.
And just for fun, I started this. It is all of 5 by 5 inches and there is no pressure.
There you are friends!
I will be back Friday:)
I hope your Wednesday is going wonderfully! The weather here in the ABQ, really couldn’t be nicer. Possibly the perfect nap weather??? Cause I am seriously draggin’ and caffeine isn’t helping.
Anyway, this is what I managed to get done this last weekend on this painting. More has been done than you can see, trust me, but I had better kick it into gear and get this done so I can start another. I am still struggling with the face, but I am thinking that has something to do with the fact that I ALWAYS work on it when I am without natural light. And the yellow incandescent bulbs in my studio make the colors look all wonky. You think I would have learned by now…
My plan is to finish the layout, correcting little bits here and there, and then start glazing for a deeper look. Will it work? Who knows. I know there is still a lot wrong with it, but in some spots it is starting to go right.
Have a great rest of your day:)
Like I said on Friday, I diligently worked on the Bird painting last week. Here is the picture I taunted you with then made you wait a weekend for…
See, I put the first passes down for all of the birds. Now I have to go back in and do highlights, shadows and details…
Have a wonderful day, I am off to my first day of school. how exciting.