I really struggled with this one. Over all in the end I was happy with how it turned out. Not even close to the picture I used for inspiration. It was an owl. Not sure what people see when they look at those piercing eyes. I am finding more and more, I use less of the picture and just do what my painting soul tells me to do.
This painting is not very big, its about 7 inches by 9 inches done on 300 pound with Just slightly textured surface. I love the heavy papers.. no taping no stretching and no curling.
This painting is a small 5 x 7 size, watercolor. Today was Friday the 13th and a full moon as well. So this one feels over worked for me. I should have stopped a while ago doing those greens on the bottom. I’ve included a few pictures as a work in progress. Also the actual photo I took. There is a lot more in the photo like flowers and a wall to the right. I needed to keep it simple to actually finish it for today.
My finished Painting done from a picture I took a few years ago. Cadillac mountain watching the sunset. Gorgeous place to go and visit no doubt. But I am finding more and more that I somewhat use the picture as a jumping off point. But totally ignore it pretty quickly as I start painting.. Yea I guess I”m finally getting loose and more painterly.
I must say I was not having much hope with this one as it started, therefore I only took one work in progress picture.. Thought it was going to be on the scrap pile. I’m happy with the final result. But having said that I took another picture of it and cropped it a little bit more on the left side.. That green bush there is just to dominate for my liking. Just scroll down to see WIP picture and Actual picture.
I do like it better , but either way will work. I have added the one shot of during the painting process and the inspiration picture that was taken by me. Thank you for stopping by to check it out.
Here is a truly new beginning. Pulling the paints out and just going for it. No fuss just play, could not come up with a “theme” My theme is just to “Just Paint”. So as far as what I will come up with will be a mystery to me as well.. But thats ok.
So for my first painting of January 2017 is a small little still life it is 5 X7 on arches paper. I use mostly Daniel smith watercolors. My inspiration for this painting was a picture I saw in a magazine. Like I said this will be an interesting month of what I will pick to paint and how. So there maybe some experimenting going on as well as subject matter. 🙂