Saturday, November 12, 2016

Things to think about before I paint it

never ever let the eyes be too close together---
never let the eyes be too far apart!!
I actually have quite a list I think about that has
to do with everything from the attitude to the
notan, values, edges, color, depth, shapes, line,
temperature, anatomy, design.  Is there room
for something a little abstract
and...would I hang it on my wall?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

I'm back... it's like starting over

I'm back and it does feel like starting over.  Which is ok
because what I really love about painting is just mixing
the buttery paint and putting it on the canvas!  These two
were good warm ups.  I think I'll go with the light values
in the top study.  Then finally move on!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

#15 of 30

brainstorming some portraits with animals
...studies for paintings...
My focus is really becoming attention to
color, but also line.  Because I love to draw
I'm always trying to figure out how to incorporate
the line into the oil painting.  Which probably
explains the ruff brush strokes.  As I finish up
this study and start the color I'll be looking
for ways to do that!