I wouldn’t call this painting a “break through” but I will call it a small step forward. With this one work I’ve changed my thought process slightly, but I expect the slight shift to make a huge difference in the future.
Continuing with this painting and my influence by Robert Liberace I’m seeing more values and colors in the body. I may be pushing it a bit at the moment but I believe that subtlety comes with experience.
Today I finished up this female figure with painting her legs and feet and now I’m on to the next painting. I may do some touchup to this work once it is dry, and I definitely need to varnish it and take better photos of it.
As I paint the provocative parts of human anatomy I can’t help but think about their social implications with whomever around me sees the work. Painting breasts or genitalia is not in any way provocative for me, it’s just a study of drawing, value and color, and yet…
There always seems to be a point in a painting where it kinda, maybe, sorta looks alright… The “Awkward Stage” as I call it, is the fork in the road of the paintings progress where it could take a turn for the worse.
I’m finding it difficult to write about anything lately. Not that the blog is focus of what I’m doing but it’s nice to have something to say. So I’ll keep it to the point, today I chose another simple pose this time a female.
When I’m doing my daily art I either listen to an audiobook or music. Sometimes I find the audiobook distracting and other times it doesn’t matter at all. I wonder if I tracked what I listen to while painting if I would see a pattern?
One of the main purposes I use this blog for is to review my work, find where my skills are lacking, accept those shortcomings and move forward to fix them. But, one of the harder aspects of constant review of my work is admitting my flaws, and in this case, laziness…
Over these past 1400 + days I’ve been confronted over and over again with one truth in my art. My health, the way I feel and the state of my mind before and during a session is directly linked to my success as an artist.