Saturday, April 11, 2009

NOT finished.

OK, please don't be hatin', m'kay?

This one isn't finished, but it is getting to where I have an idea of what I am aiming at....


Now, please, I know she looks a little funny, please remember that this was, above all, a colour experiment...to see if or how I could handle a painting with such a BOLD underpainting/midcolour. So...I was really looking at colour values and playing with colour warmth and saturation rather than geographical structure.

Which is a fancy way of saying that I know it looks really freaking weird, but I am happy with how I am managing the colours, and NO it isn't finished yet, I can fix the structure up a whole lot with just a couple of brush strokes...time time time time time:


Done, I think, I may add some washes...sorry the photo is fuzzy...


This was the idea from the Murakami book, and it is getting to what I am thinking of, I will have to think a little more though.....


This one I kind of like. It is odd for me, I usually want to paint in supersaturated colours so this one, even more than the one above, is something of a departure, and an experiement...but


It's always fun slinging the paint around. There is more, another three or four pieces all underway, but that's enough I think for now.

Hope the long weekend is treating you well.

Cheers,

O

11 comments:

Beth said...

You amaze me. I clicked on each one to enlarge it.
I love them all but particularly the third one. Not sure why and can’t really explain it – makes me think of movement, of going somewhere…

She said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! Really, you must sell these!

I've been busy having my place painted this week and have purposely tried (TRIED) to stay away from the computer, but when I saw these from my phone, I just HAD to come look!

I actually like the one of the woman -- very cool colors!

And the first one is way cool too! I like the colors in that one, too!

C.S. said...

I like all of 'em, but my favorites are Nos. 2 and 5...Good stuff.

J.G. said...

And my favorites are the first one and the fourth one!

Talent, talent everywhere. You must really enjoy creating such wonderful art.

oreneta said...

Beth, thank you and thank you for the thoughtful feedback...

She, thank you too...I am thinking of trying to sell them, and then think that no one would ever buy them. There are some on-line dealers which is probably the way I would go.....then again, they all had crises of confidence...Monet burnt tons of paintings, so did O'Keeffe, DaVinci over painted and over painted and over painted the work he did...never quite happy....

CS and JG, I love how you both liked different ones! I do love it, and get frustrated when other things get in the way....

sirdar said...

I didn't see what was wrong with the first picture...but then I'm not a art person. You have some interesting pieces. When I see them, I see different things that what you probably intended, but I like what I see.

dawn said...

Wow, they look great and it seems like you are having a lot of fun with the pieces. I hope you had a great weekend too.

oreneta said...

Sirdar, I figure that we all see something different. Even in something as straight forward as a short story, we bring so much of our own experience and beliefs to it, that no two people will have the same experience, and when you get into more abstract works....so much more. I thought her nose and mouth were a little wonky.

Dawn, We are having a lovely weekend, and it is a whole lot of fun to do the paintings. Which is good.

Carla at Feathered Fibers said...

Love, LOve, LOVE your works in progress!! The portrait is very cool and interesting... I really like it with the colors that are unpredictable.

Anonymous said...

they are amazing - the first one is incredible - is something being born out of it? And I think the red one is pretty much better than most things I see just the way it is! WOW! go girl! J-VLF

oreneta said...

Carla! From you, that gets a big fat thank you!

J-VLF, it is interesting all the different interpretations that first one gets, I am going to have to develop the theme I think...seems evocative. I should post a revised version of the red one and see what people think...if I get a moment tomorrow I have work I am trying to do on another portrait, that should be kind of neat if I ever get a chance to slap some paint on.