Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
6"x6" oil SOLD
This was a commission and I am happy with the results. I feel like I got a good likeness, movement and appropriate values. It is a bit difficult to do small figures on a 6"x6" panel and keep them looking fresh and not fussy, so I considered this a success. There are things I can do to set the mood for painting, which can be very helpful in creating an atmosphere conducive to happy painting. When I do those things (music, lighting, scents, and careful planning) I feel more confident about my beginnings, but it isn't always the entire recipe for a confident and clean painting. Sometimes I just can't get it right! I usually work at it until I feel like it is resolved enough to call done, but they are never my favorites because I lose some clarity of color in the process, and color is what excites me the most.