Wow it's been awhile and I'm not sure why. Ah well but I'm back working on a new body of work keeping some of what I do and adding new techniques. This guy is the first large hare that I have done in a while, love these guys never get tired of drawing them. I was re-reminded (is that actually a word, don't think so) recently of Venetian plaster which gives very nice texture and can be sanded down quite a bit. What's nice is that some of it is thinner and thicker which changes the amount of paint it soaks up giving nice subtle variation in color. Makes it look more complex than it is. He still feels not quite finished to me so I'm thinking and he's patiently waiting on me to make up my mind.
A few weeks ago I took a class using oil paints and landscape as the subject matter. Neither of which I have done......a real eye opener, seriously a big eye opener. Of course my work sucked, I had a mid-range palette which in a way was good because it made me concentrate on blocks of light and dark and reflective color. It was something that made me stop and think.....really think.
So here is a painting that I just started got a way to go but it's fun exploring.
It's been a long time since I posted last. You know how it goes, summer, company, vacation, gardens and all that lazy stuff. Heard that it may snow this weekend at my casa, I guess summer is really over. Here we go, lots going on. I have a pop up show at the site for the new art studios Con.Cept on Sept 30. Then another show Dark & Obscure at the Art Gym, both fun shows a little close together but what the heck.
Just going through my entry for the Dark show, needs some serious tweaking. Also trying once again to figure out these little ad screens this time, motion detector, can't quite get the files right, should be easy but......
I took an oil painting class, landscape, neither of which I have done, needless to say I was the biggest beginner ever, in the class. Very frustrating but good for me. Getting ready to start a painting new series I'm pretty excited, stay tuned.
Found this little guy in my backyard, might be from a few summers ago when I hatched a bunch of adorable little cannibalistic praying mantis-es. One of my favorite predatory insects posed nicely with one of Drummers squeaky balls.
A couple of tweaks including whiskers for Mr Bob the cat and a few more things and now I'm finally feeling better about this painting. Few more things yet to go with the frame and the final coating and we will be there. This is one of those things that seemed to drag on like I couldn't quite get there, time just never seemed to translate into progress for some reason....
Is more really better, interesting question. I would be inclined to say that it all depends on what the "more" is. If it was money I would have to say yes more is better but if it was, say, shit, then more definitely wouldn't be better. I added another bird and it still needs a little something, I'll get it figured out.