Boy did this year go whizzing by. I’m hoping to finish up the year with one last acrylic painting. It isn’t looking like I’ll hit the 12 Paintings in a year that I hoped for. On the other hand I did blow that goal out of the water if you measure it by surface area. I was originally planning on 18×24 being the default size until I fell for the box 30x40s.
I’m still hoping to do all of next year in oils, but I may delay the start of that until the Jeff Miracola oil videos are launched, that would let me experiment a bit with acrylics before then.
Still having a hard time letting go of the feeling that everything has to be the most complete piece that pushes skills to the limit. I may do a bit of a mini quickndirty Painting challenge.
But for now the end of the year looks to be coming fast and that has all sorts of repercussions to ‘free’ time.
Finished another painting, tremendously happy with parts of it, but I think I need to take a break from these larger pieces for a while. It’s been very exciting to work big and loose but the surface area size and the quick drying time of acrylics are working against me at this point. But on the upside, it really feels like that’s something that’s been hard to get to the point of noticing,until recently. That has to mean that I’m getting to the point of making the mental shift from working to just get paint onto canvas in the right spots to the point of having a feel for the paint itself and having the working time to execute the mental image.
And that, is an improvement artistically.
Added 2 not so new (Nov & Dec 2015) paintings to the gallery.
I’m sure they’ll be replaced fairly soon as I hope to be cranking out newer and better pieces over the year.
The 2nd painting of the year (now almost a month behind schedule) is getting it’s final lines and color comp this week and Hopefully will be done shortly thereafter so I can catch up by the end of March.
And if you want to see all the WIP shots animated together. Go Here
I think this is going to be it! Gonna sleep on it but I think this is where this journey ends for this piece. At least for tonight. Barring any last changes I’m looking to get this to a printer this week.
And here’s some details of some of my favorite parts of the painting.
The little path into the forest
The little church and houses on the hill
The turtle.. shell and belt buckle just make me happy.
And my favorite part might just be the little glistens on the water.
okokok.. end of summer and life gets a litte crazy so it’s taken a long time to get this far.
I know I overdid it, but there’s not a whole lot of structure to work off of in the original.
So I had to pull in a bunch of other references to get something resembling a Victorian dress out of it.