Sunday, October 11, 2015

One More Fig 2015, oil on panel, 6x4 inches.

     As the title says, here's another fig painting; I love painting figs.  I'm still thinking a lot about the color of the background drape.  The background drape is the same in these last three paintings I've posted, but it comes out differently each time.  I'm surprised that such a simple thing could be so challenging to paint and hold my interest as much as it does.  I tell myself that since I paint it so often I should come up with a formula for it, but each time I change my mind about what it looks like. I suppose that it's partly due to the things in front of it being different, and partly because I haven't really nailed it yet.  Not that it matters though, I enjoy the attempt.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

2 Figs 2015, 4 x 6 inches

     I've been getting back into the studio since school started up again, and I've started off with some smaller paintings as sort of a warm up.  This is 4 x 6 inches.  I like the loose quality of the brush strokes and the exaggerated color.  Sometimes I like to see how far I can push the color and still have it seem believable.  I almost always use the same background drape, it's a muted medium brown color, but in this painting I made it a little lighter and greener than I've painted it before, and I like how it looks against the green and purples in the figs.
     I have a few more new paintings to post which I will try to do tomorrow.  I finally bought the new photoshop elements tonight and it took me a while to download it and figure out how to "clone stamp" the sparkles out of this one.  I think I have the hang of it now.