Friday, April 29, 2011

Painting update

I'm still not sure how I envision the final product.  I really like the background right now, though I'm not sure about the limited palette idea I was starting to warm up to now.  I may be using this limited palette as an underpainting then adding in other colors in subsequent layers.  I think I need to fix some proportions on this as well with the cheek and the left eye.  Anyway I think it's a good start.

Friday, April 15, 2011

New painting

     I started a painting today, I may start a drawing later this week too.  I'm not sure if I can give a painting my full focus and when I start getting into thicker layers I might need something else to work on while it's drying.  So far I'm happy with my progress so far.  I'm trying something new with this.  I'm working with a simple composition and I'm working in layers.  I did a small experiment with the background and I like it.  I don't think I'd mind it so much if part of the portrait feathers into that space.  It might look nice.  Also as of right now the proportions of the photo don't match those of the canvas so I am going to have to get creative with the extra space.  So far I don't think it looks that bad, I was just working with some light washes, in warm colors (yellow, orange, red and brown). 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New work soon

As soon as I can get my thoughts organized and decide exactly what I'm doing next I'll be working on a new piece.   So I'm excited, I have a bunch of ideas so I'll probably be taking a round of reference photos soon, that is always fun.  I'm going to play with background ideas on canvas and then go from there as well.  May not start a painting but I may feel inspired when I finish playing around.  Don't know not sure and I'm not ready to commit.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Finished drawing and general updates

     I finished the drawing that I have been working on for quite awhile now.  I'm hoping to be able to post the image of it soon, provided I obtain permission from my models.  I'll be getting back to work on a drawing that I had written off as finished but I want to rework.  It shouldn't take me long to rework that and then I'll be on to something new.  With those though I'll be posting updates with photos. 
     I've had a wealth of new ideas lately and I want to start working through them.  I'm thinking of moving back into an old theme I had, but in a new way, creating a new series of sorts.  I think I'm about done with the jewelry series at least now.  I'm thinking of making up a post on here with the whole series, mostly so I can see it together in one place, separated from the rest of my work.  Right now I'm too tired to get to work on that, so maybe tomorrow. 
     Right now I'm trying to convince myself of the practicality of resting, though I am finding myself obsessing over this old piece.  I want to start reworking it now, though I still need to do a bit of finishing organization from my last piece.