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Friday, March 27, 2009

This painting was the most challenging one yet. It fought me tooth and nail every inch of the way. Painting is hard, but I think I love it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yeah. I'm having fun painting. For some reason my camera pulled the hue of the blue waaaay up.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Are these the ones, Khaled?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Not the best stuff I've done, but I enjoyed drawing today.
I think I learned stuff. Maybe. And, I think, that sometimes that that is all that matters.
Today I will think about balance;
In Color. In Shape. In Line.

Balance and Contrast are beauty.
Maybe if something good comes of it; I will post a drawing.

Monday, March 16, 2009

My first painting since I was in High School. I see so many problems with this but the entire time I was working on it I was learning. It was incredible. I really enjoyed working on it, it was tons of fun and I think I will work on another later tonight. This may just become a daily ritual because... it is the equivalent of an endlessly frustrating puzzle.

I should probably spend a little bit more time figuring out how colors interact... but for now I'm just having fun and that is amazingly liberating.

Oh yeah. I Adjusted afterwards in photoshop for two reasons; the light I was using added both Blue and an Orange-ish yellow and washed the image out slightly. So I adjusted past the original. I wish I could paint with such an energetic palette.

The funny part is I was happiest with the image probably 15 minutes in. 45 minutes after that I was just trying to bring the initial life, shapes and strokes back.

Tell me what you think?
The palette is muddy. The structure is not quite correct. I like the painterlyness; however the brush felt very... sticky. I would much prefer it had I more control over the paint, applying it et al.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Yay! Life drawing marathons are fun!
There are a couple other okay ones, but this is by far my favorite.
Looking at this I can already see what I need to work on in order to improve, and that more or less gives me a direction to work in. And that feels good.

Now more than ever I want to learn how to oil paint; figurative work in particular.