Not finished yet, but a lot of fun to try out! Using a paintbrush with a water well in the handle is really helpful and makes the pencils easy to use when you're out and about . . .
One of the last oil paintings I did in college was a self-portrait, but I thought that I had forgotten to take any pictures of it, and lost it in a fire a few years ago. Lo and behold, I found a single picture of it today! That's the way to start off the new year!
The process in a nutshell; filling the cast, making supports, cleaning up the surface, and completing the bust
Come by the Mantle Gallery and see some great artwork from the artists in Louisville Clay! This is the first piece I've had in a gallery in a while- finally getting back into it!
Click the button above to be transported to the lovely L.A.G. pics taken by Judy Rosati! It was a great weekend!
The posing, plastering, sculpting, bisque-firing, and primering stages are all complete. The next step is definitely to put your favorite hat on your sculpture and send a picture of it to the model, right?
Freshly primered Kevin:
The next step is to spend 2 solid days painting it, and a few scattered hours in between, without having thought it through enough. Mmmmmmmm that doesn't sound quite right.
It doesn't look quite right, either. Not at all what I was shooting for.
So I have a bad habit of not making maquettes before starting major pieces. I work on an idea in my sketchbook, write out a lot of possibilities and details, and then dive in. Sometimes it works out great, and sometimes I put lots of takes-a-long-time-to-dry oil paint on the piece and hate it. But have to wipe off what paint I can and wait for the rest to dry before I can redo it. Ugh.
This was me, if the mud was chocolate.
Make some more things to de-grump and pass the time.
Then, lo! The paint has FINALLY dried!
Painting, take two: