Happy Monday, I use false motivation to keep me motivated for the regular job. d to run around after work to help the daughter with car trouble, so did not have a lot of time to work on anything. I did get a little pencil time and knocked out this study of Aspen trees.
Happy Sunday, I dug this out and worked on it today. It is not finished but it is getting closer. It is not unusual for me to put paintings aside and let it sit. It helps with the frustration and sometimes confusion over what needs to be fixed. Out of sight, out of mind definitely works. I will work on the ground foliage, rocks, and the water. There will probably be a few other tweaks I need to do but they will make sense when I make the adjustments.
I messed with this tonight and worked on further refining the darks and the light lights. The lines of surf coming in and the rocks all need work. It is better but it needs more work. I think it is coming along well.
So a few subtle changes on the petals and started adding a little bit of dry brush, i.e. thicker drier paint to make the streaky marks. I think i will let it rest for a bit and look at it with fresh eyes in a day or two.
I have worked on the Water Lily tonight and further refined all the petals, shadows and colors. It still has a ways to go but I will work on it through out the week and get it ready to finish up. The colors of the shadows are the hardest to replicate in a believable fashion and to my satisfaction.
I worked the details on this surf scene. I further refined the rocks, surf, and sky. Everything needed work so it all got some adjustments. The surf will need the most work to get it where I want it to be for completion.
I finished Snowboard James today. The adjustments I made were small as I did a decent block-in. I made tweaks to the hat, the forehead, and small adjustments to the hoodie. This is my 800th post. The understated point of this blog is to remind myself to do art every day and to remember James. He is missed and is a constant reminded life is short so do something. Many talk about Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, but Post Traumatic growth exists also and is a better use of my time and energy. Some times all you can do is focus on the better part of things and the time you have left.
More pencil work tonight. I messed with doing a pencil sketch of a Bonsai-like Pine tree. If you have ever been up to the timberline in any mountains you always see trees like this shaped by wind, sun and the blast of storm winds.
I worked on this Utah Desert Study. This is not an original design, but I wanted to work on desert scenes. I did the block-in months ago and was frustrated with it. I dug it out tonight and worked on fixing it. It is better now but it is still pushing me to be better at the color and values.
I worked on Snowboard James's hat, logo, face and googles to start getting it better refined and defined. I still need to do some adjustments on the hoodie and hat but it has moved beyond the block-in stage.
I have been working on this for the past two nights. It is a pencil sketch of Aspen trees in winter time. It is not an original sketch but something I am working on to develop skills. I switch off between drawing and painting.
I started the block-in on Snowboarder James. I don't think I will do much with his Hoodie, I like the way it roughed in. The hat, its Logo, the reflection on the googles, and the face will get the majority of Attention to finish this up.