Sunday, May 23, 2010
On this painting I was really trying to create a peaceful mood. I wanted to create something that you could rest your eyes on and not think about the outside world. Maybe its because I spend so much time driving in this town that it really wears me out. The vase was actually a piece of raku pottery, but when I painted it like it was it felt like it needed to be more glossy so that is how I made it. The raku was too dull and it the vase needed some sparkle to give it more interest. This painting like the last went through a few changes of adding objects, changing leaves and changing the background and foreground. Last weekend I took pictures and thought I was going to post it, but after seeing how the pictures turned out compared to how the painting actually looked I decided to go back in and make the background darker and a few other areas lighter.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I have been struggling with this painting for a month or so and finally figured out what to do with it. I changed the small vase to green and then when I found a robin's egg decided to add that to the painting. This painting is lighter then most of mine. I had purchased a frame that was a sage green and I wanted to put a painting in it, but didn't' know what to do. So I basically painted this painting for this frame. I wouldn't recommend doing that because I think I made it harder then it should have been. I was also going to post another painting today, but when I was about to crop it on the photo software I like how some of the photos turned out darker and now plan to rework that painting making it more dramatic. Hopefully I will have another painting posted next weekend sometime.