Well, it has been a whooper of crap the past few days and on that note I was dipping my brush in my coffee cup before I realized it! Oh my goodness.
Anyway, lets start over with tea, lol.
I painted to this point. But, I realized that I didn’t like it because I wasn’t seeing the realism I wanted. I am looking for form to start coming forth in space and depth. I started to add a purple hue to start to create forms.
I made the mistake of moving the still life and lost the angle I was looking at. awe………one of those days.
Oil painting is easy when you have knowledge about drawing forms. Realism in any medium is about layers and lighter layers of building forms. I will add more on this later, don’t have the time now, but stay tuned. This is titled, “The Un-sent Letter”. It is about a young woman sitting getting ready for her wedding day. She is holding a letter she never sent to an old love. It is about life decisions and “Letting Go” of the past’ heart wrenching. There will be several clues painted to add to the story, which line up with my recent photography. More to come.
I will add updates soon, Tom repainted a few areas!
Artist friend Tom’s artwork. It is important to carry color throughout the entire composition for the reason of balance and good flow. If you only have blue for example more in one region the composition can feel top heavy. Red is a strong color that needs to be balanced throughout the composition. The color red has a way to take center stage, so balance it well.
Here we go again…..second canvas ready for new painting. I am working on an oil already titled, “The Un-sent Letter”. It is about a young woman reading the letter she never mailed to an old boyfriend on her wedding day. Second thoughts about walking down the aisle? I can’t answer that, but she is beautiful. Sometimes life decisions are made not knowing the end results, love I guess? Anyway; I started this first oil with the intention of painting looser than realistic. Good luck with that! Why do I beat myself up about my painting, drawing style? I paint and draw realistically and that’s how I role as an artist.
Here are pictures of the beginning work and the mannequin that is freaking people out in my wedding dress in a still life I put together for the painting. It is better to work from a still life vs. a photograph.
The face is nice in the first oil but I painted over it thinking I was going to approach this with an Impressionistic style. I ended up wiping the paint off and well, it didn’t come out so well.