Thursday, March 27, 2008

Recent Quick Study In Class Work

This was my favorite study from the day when we did unique point of view/composition

Quick Study Final Painting.

Like I said before it has been a while since I have posted, but for now I have a homework assignment to show. We were asked to take one of our small studies and make it into a large painting. I chose this one which I really liked.


I was excited to see it in a large format and to really take advantage of color. My study was very muted. This is what I came up with for the final. (I still have some things to change but otherwise I love it.) My instructor also had some good things to say about it and was very encouraging. He said that I should be very happy with it....and I am.

I did not like the fabric color so I decided to glaze it to change the color. I had always wanted to glaze something that had already been modeled in order to change the color like some of the old masters would do. Word to the wise, DO NOT TRY SOMETHING NEW on an important painting, PRACTICE it first. I ended up not being able to get the glaze to the consistency I wanted. I accomplished the color change I wanted (pale green to red) but for some reason the glazing mediums (ended up trying two...prefered Galkyd but will try something different next time) caused a tacky gooey consistency. I messed it up, but I think I was able to salvage it. I am excited to master this technique.

Anyway, here are photos of the process to get to the final painting I have now. I am VERY happy with this painting and what I learned from doing it.

You can see the original study in the background of the second photo.

Notice the various changes in the fabric color. What a chore but I learned what TO do and what NOT TO do :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Surrealism Juxtaposition Part 1: Cupcakes

So it has been a long time since I last blogged and I am not quite sure why. I think life just happened and I also don't think I had very many things to show or that I wanted to show. I have been working on a few big pieces and I finally have photos to post of the progress.

These are various stages of a juxtaposition painting that I am doing for my Surrealism class. My instructor has asked us to take two images that aren't our own and juxtapose them in order to make a specific statement that can be argued to be both positive and propaganda. He wants us to spark discussions with our work. More on this later. This is my first of the two paintings to be juxtaposed. The above is where I am with the painting now.

Cupcakes....I LOVE cupcakes!!!!

I still have some final touches to make.


Final of my favorite paintings EVER! Was stolen (or something else) from the building. OYE! It pains me so. I just hope that they are hanging on someone's wall versus under a layer of someone else's painting. I really loved them and got such great feedback on them AND it took me FOREVER!!! Oh well I shall do another set at some point!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Quick Study Practice

I really like these first two pieces. I think I like the first one because of the red Illy label and since it reminds me of Amsterdam (where I took the pic.) They just pop for me too...and they were fun to do. I really like them from far away (second pic.)

(Me grabbing my tiny cup of coffee :)
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