Sunday, December 17, 2006

Weekend Art Update

I think I will try to make a weekend art update every week, that will give me a push to actually paint. (A habit I've been lacking since graduating college.)

If you remember from the first post on this subject, I began two paintings last week. (Scroll down a couple days if you would like to see the paintings) I did not get around to working on 'Fire Faerie' but I did a good bit of work on 'untitled'

Well, it's starting to look like a painting at least. I worked on rendering the flat forms today and blocking in the faces and hands (*gripe* Did you know portrait painters in the 17th and 18th century charged extra if you wanted the painting to include your hands because hands are freaking hard!) My palette consisted of: White lead, burnt sienna, raw sienna, burnt umber, raw umber, red ochre, terre verte, and cerulean. The only medium I’m using currently is Liquin, and any mixing is done on the canvas (very rare for me!) This painting is out of my comfort zone because of the method I’m using to paint it. I usually work monochromatic in the initial stages of a painting (which is how I’m working the other painting, so I’ll show some examples of that next week.) This painting is forcing me to be much more intuitive with the paint, but so far I like where it’s going.

Well, that’s all for this week. Check back next weekend to see the painting progress.

1 comment:

fred charles said...

That's looks really good. Great job. I asked for some artist materials for Xmas so I can get going with it myself.