Monday, 24 May 2010
Right. Color landscapes. Me and color have a hate/hate relationship since as long as I can remember. Jack Allen (jackwhat to some) and my old tutor Nicodemus Mattisson have helped me immensely by recommending materials to study and help me understand. As far as colors go, I'm still very much a pansy when using them and often find myself slightly flummoxed and unsure what to do. Still, without practise I won't make any headway at all, so it's into the breach!
What the... Color? We'll have to fix that post-haste! (April 30th, 90 minutes after one of my dad's photos)
I believe this is the Boulder Dam in Colorado. May 2nd, 75 minutes.
Some stables in England. Had to wrap this one up really fast so there are no windows on the main building! Whoops! April 4th, 85 minutes.
Painted from an old photo of New York (Brooklyn Bridge featured in the background) on May 5th. 90 minutes.
Old Russia! Painted on the 6th of May. 75 minutes.
Back alley in Arles, France. 7th of May, 90 minutes.
British countryside. Had a lot of bother with the distorted perspective from the camera lens which led me to omit both the water reflections and the WINDOWS OF THE BUILDINGS (DAMN IT) AGAIN to meet my personal time limit. May 10th, 75 minutes.
More images coming here. Since the blog is just getting started it's going to be a bit of a bombardment for a little while now. Once that has subsided I would expect maybe a weekly or montly update.
Right, so I guess it's finally time to take the plunge and try to show some paint studies I've been trying to make to the general public. This will largely entail concept pieces, color studies and value studies that are done outside of school. Hopefully the pressure of having to update a blog won't have the USUAL effect on me, which is that I stop painting altogether. Anywho, here come some pictures.
This dapper fellow was painted on the 5th of March. He has 75 minutes to his name.