Thursday, August 31, 2006
A few new paintings done for the festival this weekend.My mother is also a painter and my tent partner,which makes the the weekend go by much better.This will probably be my last festival,this year I have nothing good I feel to present.I painted all summer and sold most of them, so I have a bit of stress not being ready for this event
I plan on sneaking some cognac in a pop bottle to ease my anxiety I'll post images of the scene on monday, good weekend everyone!
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
I feel it is what I called missed a missed attempt
A friend of mine once said that work you are not sure of should never be seen , I sort of agree with that
I think it should be seen, but should not be sold.
We are not flawless as humans,why should our art be any different Without failure, there is no success
Monday, August 28, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
My question today is
Is it better to keep painting when you don't feel like ,to keep warmed up, or is it better to take a break and wait until you feel the inspiration to create?
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Big competition coming up in two weeks, so I have to bust a move I think this subject will be perfect for palette knife, except for those stripes on the girls shirt(I'll have to eliminate those) . Right now I'm painting the dining room, so I'll begin this painting as soon as my walls are done.
I bought art which (you could see at the heronbaygallery) on my links) and the walls were not doing the painting justice
The painting is by artist Dave Skyrie title "Roger says evolve"
Monday, August 21, 2006
Sunday, August 20, 2006
the silver paint tinted all the other paint i'd put on the canvas. I should have learned from the previous time I tried it.
I guess now the Orchid has to be a palette knife painting I will cover the canvas tonight with spatula work and post the fininshed product when done
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I'm inspired to paint this with a metalic underpainting (which i did this morning),can't wait for night to come so the kids are asleep and i can get started Will post progress on this one too
My "Marie "series is still in the works too, I 'm waiting for the right size canvas to begin the previous portait photo of her
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
I'm finished ,but when i said earlier I had no doubts,ha Those are finding their way in now
There are a few things I don't like about this painting
I find it boring, too romantic, pre raphealite
I got caught up in the technical part of things
On a possitive note this painting is original, bright & sunny
My next project is going to be done with a metalic spray underpainting
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
I will post the progress of this piece i think it will be again 36x48 no metalic paint this time just seconday colors
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Saturday, August 05, 2006
I have not blogged in a while I guess after a bit of a painting lull I always tend to do soemthing new I began painting with a brick laying trowel if thats how you spell it??I know it's truelle in french This painting is not quite finished almost though a few more touches
Working with an unfamiliar tool gives a new challenge plus a rougher finish which i like. There is not much control with the trowel
This piece is 36x36 inches again done with metallic paint bronze and gold a little sienna in the darker areas
i think I will try this technique again I have a new model coming Monday,her name is Mar. She's a friend ,so it should be fun