Slow and measured spontaneity. Careful application of swooshy color, and a designed approach will help me be ultimately successful.
Don’t want an adult tone to the skin, keep the glow of the baby that’s almost left behind as she waltzes into childhood.
There’s still so much opportunity for me to either allow this child to sing, or to relegate her to the “learning” pile. Exciting and scary all at the same time.
watercolor on 100% cotton paper
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In the same vein as my comment the other day, “Something that holds true is that when you work alone, you must be able to mentor yourself.”, is my observation of yesterday’s efforts; ”When you start, do not underestimate the value of a really high quality paper or paint.”
This portrait is turning into the best of learning experiences, and as it’s a study, I’m free to scrub and wash and wipe to my hearts’ content. The paper? Arches 300lb. hot press, and it’s been tortured, believe me! (smile)
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After a week at art camp, I finally feel ready to tackle the human face. I’ve been struggling for a year or more with my draftsmanship, and also with how to use my “style” on the human figure and form.
I studied for a week with Ted Nuttall, who for some reason, I’d overlooked until now as an instructor.
Something that holds true is that when you work alone, you must be able to mentor yourself.
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I met Mike and his wife while on an extended camping trip in the southwestern US. He battles on a daily basis for each breath, meanwhile living his life to it’s absolute fullest.
This is the face of Mike, the calm, and loving, joyful and intelligent man, Mike.
It’s looking a lot like I’m cleaning out the fridge. Good thing, it needs a going over after the holidays. So many of those little plastic bins that aren’t really see through. They do such a good job that food can go through all stages of decomposition without offending the nose!
Anyhow, todays’ painting is of fresh turnips I chose from the Raleigh market on Blake Street. I love that place! If I lived in Founder’s Row, I’d sit every morning at the market and paint, draw and drink in the aromas of fresh fruits and veg.
I’m showing you not only my in process photos, but am including as well, a photo of the tools. You’ll see my color chart (which keeps me on course), my drawing (the design work), the actual veg, and the painting. It looks so easy, and it’s small so it must be quick to paint, right? Not always the case. This one was about 3.5 hours or so.
The setup and prep work:
The first finish. I decided that while I really liked the small turnip, the larger one just wasn’t making me happy, so:
Wah-lah!!! We have a successful painting.
5×7 oil on board; $55