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.
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.