Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Alive & Well & Still Painting ...

I started off a small color and compositional study ...

... and reached this point, which I like. This is only a 5 x 7 inch study, but I think it captures the idea I wanted to express about knowledge, the church, and the time frame of the early 14th c. I will get to a larger, more finished, and hopefully more impressive piece in the future.

I also started a small [5 x 7 inch] goose. Not thrilled, but I'll see what I can do to improve it.

This summer, I took some photos of an acquaintance. She has the most beautiful red-head coloring - just gorgeous! However, as soon as you point a camera in her direction, her expression becomes that of a deer caught in headlights. ACK! Not easy to photograph at all! Above is my 1st attempt at painting her. I didn't like how it was coming along, so I have started again, using a different technique than the last one.

I have started very w/w, with the board at quite an angle to encourage paint flow. I am also using a different palette. It looks more promising.

Earlier this week, I sold one of my goose paintings. The  buyer is a fellow blogger, and she left me a note saying she LOVED my cow painting, so I sent that along with the goose. Above is another version on the same theme that I have just started.

As always, your comments are most welcome!