Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I watched a tutorial by Robert Joyner last night: http://www.robertjoynerartist.com/fine-art-painting-tutorials/ and then did this large painting today. I love Robert Joyner's abstract cows especially. I am pretty happy with my painting, I wish that I would have left the layers more open. I don't know why I have that urge to fill in the canvas. Joyner's are definitely looser but I will keep working at it. Boy I really need to sell a painting so I can buy more canvases. I know you will enjoy looking at Joyner's work, let me know if you try out his tutorials. They are all free, what a nice guy.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I was able to complete five new paintings this past week. The way I did it was to work on four of them at one time. I like that process and really feel like creativity can fly. I was flipping back and forth through my sketch book and not even really "seeing" what I was painting sometimes. That is the way I sketch, I hardly look down at the paper. I used Liquitex brand light modeling paste instead of Golden brand and I thought it behaved differently. Golden's paste stays grainy in texture even after mixing it with water. What I got with Liquitex reminds me of gouache paint. I like the soft matte look on canvas but prefer Golden's thickness. The one painting with the blue road and fluffy clouds was done by itself and I used Golden's regular modeling paste full strength. It has a shiny finish rather than matte. I would really like to hear your opinions about the paintings and which one you like best. I am missing the Fall art festivals and that is the best place to get feed back. I left some of the backgrounds from taking the pictures. I thought it was interesting how much they matched my new surroundings. Also the paintings are from sketches I did on Grave's Mill Road in Madison County. It is such a pretty road, like visiting another country or going back in time. A very special place.