December 11, 2008 § 1 Comment
Oh my, I haven’t posted much the last two months. Excuses for that.
Even worse: I have not drawn or painted one single stroke the last couple of weeks. I seriously need to get back to it.
Yesterday I stumbled upon an old acrylic painting. It was my very first attempt to paint in transparent layers. I wasn’t that happy with the result, but it was something different. Actually I liked the grisaille. Perhaps I should have left it in greyscale and not try to achieve a colorful image :).
Here is the WIP, step by step.
PS: The backgroundcolor is a dark green (not black), these pics were taken with my old camera which wasn’t as good in capturing subtle shades of color.
May 22, 2008 § 6 Comments
“lazy sunday afternoons” – acrylics on canvas – w:60 cm h:80cm
After my latest quarrels with oils I needed a short (acrylic) break. I do not consider this painting completely finished, since I will most probably still add some finishing touches to it later on, but at the moment I have put it on my wall to study the overall composition. The procedure of creating this painting was very experimental. I painted from life and neither did I do any kind of preliminary sketch, nor did I even sketch out the basic shapes on my canvas before starting – I just went straight on with the colors. To my big surprise it worked. Of course, if I had taken the time to compose this painting, I might have moved the plants a little more to the bottom of the canvas, but then again the thing that intrigued me most when painting this little scene was this warm, bright late afternoon sunlight with its long golden shadows.
Unfortunately the colors once again don’t show right in this picture, they are brighter and warmer in RL and the leaves aren’t that dark, too. Conclusions: I clearly need to develop my photographic skills :o)…
January 22, 2008 § 5 Comments
January 21, 2008 § 2 Comments
Decided that I need a little break from the acrylics. So I started a little colored pencil project titled “Blue Rose”. It’s almost finished now and I’m sure that it will be completely finished by tomorrow :).
January 19, 2008 § 2 Comments
So that’s what the painting is looking like at the moment after I added some more layers of phtaloblue, leafgreen and white. I had to notice that it really makes a difference working big – it takes much more time (and color 🙂 ). I hope that I will get this one done until the end of next week.