Monday, April 11, 2011

Another movie and being mean

Do any of you remember the self-portrait I posted a while back- my starting point? Click here for the link. I painted that almost exactly two months ago and it was the first self-portrait I had ever attempted in the mirror (without the "help" of a photo). Today I finished my second one. I had to make a face as part of my assignment, so that is why I look angry. Can anyone say "progress"?

I made another movie out of todays class work. This movie-making went a lot faster and this time you can enjoy a little music.

Friday, April 8, 2011

my first painting movie

I have watched many artists' videos of the progress of their paintings (Karin Jurick, and Duane Keiser to name two) and have always been fascinated by them. This is my first attempt at a movie, though it is really only a progression of still shots. The entire process of this painting took about 4 hours (which might be equal to the time it took me to figure out this whole video thing!) I think I will definitely make more painting movies in the future, and hopefully they will all turn out better than this one. Enjoy nonetheless. 

The still shots ARE IN ORDER. There are a few major jumps in the progression, and several wipe-outs. I was not at all familiar with the process of working the painting and then wiping it out, but it has proved to be an excellent means to correct drawing issues and get a better likeness of the model. I regret that I did not take a clear picture of my model, but you can see her in the background of this still:

Monday, April 4, 2011

big hands

oil on canvas
16 x 20
These are my hands. I painted them several mornings ago in about 3 hours for a homework assignment. (I know I had divine help, because I don't think I could have REALLY done it by myself.)

Friday, April 1, 2011

the most beautiful model

I was able to take my wonderful daughter to my figure painting class with me this morning, and she modeled for us for two hours! AND SHE WAS AWESOME!!!! Thank you sweetie. You rocked it OUT!! 
Oil on parchment paper
Approx. 36" x 20"