Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Still frustrated

First let me apologize for the glare :(
Then I guess I can share my thoughts on why I'm so frustrated.
I love the palette knife....but it does not allow for fine detail or subtle soft line which lend to the three dimensions of painting that I love to see. So....I am trying to incorporate the brush for those parts. I now that once I learn how to do this properly, it will bring the results I want . But like anything else, learning something can take time and tremendous effort.
I'm also learning to play the piano ,which is difficult , but so rewarding .At least the learning pains of piano aren't a constant unpleasant visual reminder

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

This is going to work!

Today I began working on the previous dancer painting and felt like it was going no where fast. So I thought I'd just sketch the next one I had in mind .
It poured out as fast as I could move--- 36x36 in about 30 minutes
It's not quite done ,but I feel great about this one,

Monday, April 21, 2008

Painting is so darn frustrating!

I began this this morning it measures 36x48 inches I imagine the work before painting, and it's always a bit short from the result I expect. Either I don't measure up , or I can't get away from myself

Friday, April 18, 2008

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Still a long way to go

This needs a lot of work but ,I'm happy with this painting I can see what the finished product will be ,i just need to make sure I apply the tones and colors .

Monday, April 14, 2008

Prime,sketch,and begin

This will take me the week to finish ,but I'm seeing the finished product, and i'm going to like it:)

Monday, April 07, 2008

Thank you ladies!

I met with my friend Norma who was very kind in posing for me "The lovely lady in red" (can't wait to paint this)

The dancers in the photos are from Dance East( local dance school) I am grateful to these young ladies for letting me capture their practice session.
I haven't been this excited to start painting in a long time

I love these photos!!