Well I pulled out the oils, got my self set up, and then proceeded to paint the ugliest painting ever! Ha! LOL!
|oli painting number 1 from reference photo july 15|
It IS awful, and it was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be!
But I am determined to share anyway.
I want to document this process so that I will hopefully be able to see improvement(if any!)
This was done on an 8" by 8" panel. After I was finished I took a picture and then wiped it off the panel!
I did this for 2 reasons-to consciously NOT take this process TOO seriously. It is practice and I don't need to get attached to every painting. And because I don't want a lot of lousy paintings hanging around my studio discouraging me.
I know enough about myself and my process that if I have a lot of unfinished work staring at me, or work I don't like, I will avoid going into the studio at all.
I have found that a clean studio is inspiring to me, like a blank canvas ready for creating something new. But if I let me studio get cluttered with lots of work I feel uneasy about, or unfinished pieces I feel bogged down and uninspired.
So to make myself feel better I decided to pull out my tried and true Neocolor 2 Water Soluable Artist Crayons and do a painting on my favorite paper-Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. Hot Prress Watercolor paper. Yay!
I buy this paper at my local Blick Art Supply in the 20" by 30" sheets and then cut it down to 9" by 11". This is the size I have been using for all of my Lifebook lessons this year as well.
LOVE this paper!
Then I did this painting: