Armed with a slew of pallet knives and a dentistry table littered in color, I have made a leap into … Read more »
Category Archives: The Log
So I’ve been sitting on this comp. for a few days. Finally sat down and inked it out. Still haven’t … Read more »
So all of this media coverage and movie trailer spamming, as annoying as it can be, has got me itching … Read more »
I finished sunflower projector still life today. As I predicted the color didnt take very long and once I start … Read more »
It’s been about a week since sitting down with the still life. Due to the time I started the painting, in mid day, work has taken that time frame. The lighting at night is totally different, so my values are be striking different between the two periods thus not being to work on it till another mid day is available. So, today I continued working and am almost finished with the grey scale step in the painting. Once I finish this part, I won’t have to worry about the timing of when I paint because I am just going to be washing in color. I find that the petals on the sunflowers are extremely tedious to maintain accurate detail from the still life to the paper. So, I decided to accurately convey the overall shape and contour of the flower maintaining the typical details of the petals. This way I don’t kill my eyes trying to track every swoop and intersection accurately. I think the end result will still be fairly accurate and successful.
So this is my first log entry. I’m in the middle of a still life watercolor. As always I started out with a large piece of paper and now I’m in this piece for several weeks. It’s not that It has taken me several weeks to get where I am , but I’m always so exhausted from work to devote good painting time.
I bought an old sewing machine motor and a reel to reel movie projector to use in the still life. I’ve got some sunflowers and grass in it as well. It’s the first real still life I have painted in some time. And again as always I find it hard to sit still and paint. Only when getting into a detail I zone in and forget about everything else that makes me figit. The sunlight coming through the window gets cut by a cloud here and there, making me pause until it passes. It gives me a second to zoom out and check my work, so I don’t mind. I’m in the grey scale stage. After finishing putting in the value, I will go back and hit it with some vibrant color. This isn’t my typical order of operation, but it was a suggestion to me, so I decided to give it try. So far so good. The true result of success wont show itself till I start dropping in the color.
Its a Sunday. I love Sundays. No work, Just me.