As always I struggle with gesture and I’m just now beginning to see its importance. So, as always I will focus on the weakness and make an effort to rectify it. Continue reading
Still working daily with the Watts Atelier course and I’m exposing tons of weaknesses daily, and it’s awesome. I think a lot of people would be discouraged after learning their faults or lack of skill, but not me. I see it as a clear path, a direct an un avoidable indication of what exactly I need to do.
It seems like 90% of my life is figuring out the correct path and no one can tell me where that path is, they can influence my choices yes, but ultimately if I’m in tune with myself I know when the path I’m on feels right. Continue reading
After reading Richard Schmid’s book I can’t help but get motivated to try and use his painting process. Analytically it makes a lot of since, but holy crap it takes a ton of concentration. But, over all it turns out a good painting. I had to rush a bit at the end of this one because dinner was waiting for me. Continue reading
This was the last of the sheet of 9 skulls from Watts Atelier. I haven’t memorized any position of a skull yet, but this is ok, I will revisit skull often until I can memorize their construction. I look forward to the day when I’m in front of a model and I can recognize the construction of their head easily. Continue reading
I almost finished with the plate of 9 skulls today but it hit midnight before I finished the second one so I decided to work on it tomorrow when I’m fresh. Of course I plan on studying skulls for a long while, but for this beginning I am almost done. Continue reading
This painting of my flower and china still life is much better than the previous. Although I still have some drawing issues. The oval of the saucer is not near as smooth as it needs to be. It seems that perfect geometric forms are going to be a challenge to keep straight in paint. Continue reading
My wife and I were going to the gym late today so I decided to work on a painting right after work. I figured that interspersing painting within my drawing training would be good to keep my hand and eye confident with a brush and paint. I will try and do this daily.