Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Painting day 2

Today was some frustrating; which is good, because it means you are being pushed to do things that you don't normally do, and that maybe aren't what you want to do, but maybe are good for you to do.....





here's some pics.....





We had to start out with a black and white painting of the model....we started last night and continued today.....





It's OK...I don't have a strong desire to hang it on my wall, but it was an interesting exercise.

Then we had to do a painting with a single warm tone....I hated mine enough that I am not showing you....it's all grey with a creepy yellow tinge. Euck.

Then we had to do a limited palette work...I liked this enough to paint it, though the teacher got in and got me to get the tones of the foot deeper, I think they look too deep myself, it was one pale chica, but....you know, he's the pro. Literally.



Then we had to use only colour and no tonal differences to paint a part of the model. My first go - which I loved - was not what he wanted at all, so I had to start again. This is OK...if you like beige...he works from something of a realism school....I am a little further out there by preference, but I am here to be stretched out of what I normally do...so it is an excellent exercise....

Came out kind of pale in the photo....

Then I had a little paint left over in the palette and did this.....which I actually think I will crop heavily......



So there's a little of what I did today...it was a mind game, partially trying to figure out what the heck it was he wanted, and then trying to do it...

Good fun.

12 comments:

She said...

Wow! Awesome!

Makes me want to paint! The pieces are so full of emotion -- at least to me they are!

I love the pastel one!

And the one you did with your extra paint.

I like them all, actually!

Looks like you are having a good time, and stretching out of our comfort zone is a good thing.

Beth said...

Despite your frustration, your enthusiasm for what you are accomplishing and learning shines through in this post.
Wonderful work - as usual, I am in awe of your talent.
And I love the fact you say, "Good fun."

C.S. said...

I applaud what you do. I don't have an ounce of art in my blood -- not one drop. It's something I wish I understood better.

lillian said...

WOW ! i really like the last painting...

dawn said...

I want to paint too, but I don't want to challenge myself by doing a human figure or trying such stuff. You are brave and meet the challenge.

Oh, and in your previous post you mentioned liking paintings with blue, I tend to gravitate to ones with purples and pinks in them.

Beth said...

rocky, you are SO talented....so so talented.

Trish said...

wow . . . great pictures! All the better that you were having so much fun.

Helen said...

It's good sometimes to take on a challenge, and to have something which makes you come out of your comfort zones. You may decide to go back to those comfort zones, but it is a considered decision then, not inertia. Well done you for taking it on, and I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Beth said...

This is amazing! I am so glad you have this chance to let your talent blossom even further.

I know you are in full artist mode now, but when you have a minute, I need you back in "mom mode". I've just tagged you to participate in a kind of big-deal project that involves moms around the world sharing what they love about being a mom. When you have a minute, please go over to my blog and see if you want to do it. I hope you do- we NEED someone from Spain!
Thanks!

oreneta said...

She, yes, stretching out is good...not easy, but good....

CS, start by figuring out what you like, no?

Lillian! Thank you so much! I changed it today but forgot to add the picture!

Dawn, it is odd how colours draw us so.

Thank you Beth.

Trish, do you realise that I am here with Nomad?

Helen, yes, I may not want to put figures in my paintings, but I want that to be because it is my choice, not because I can't paint them.

Beth, I will almost certainly do it...and I may look at it tomorrow...depends how late I sleep. You can most likely count me in though.

sirdar said...

Looks like you did well considering you are stretching your self.

oreneta said...

I guess so....