Saturday, September 22, 2012
Pouncer- Bird Watching.
Pouncer - Bird Watching. ( sketch)
6x8in oil on linen (mounted on panel) $100. SOLD
No matter what country you live in in this world, this is a universal
Another sketchy type painting where I leave the linen canvas showing.
After painting the gull I thought I would try the Fracturing technique on a
cat. This is from a painting I did of of one of my grandcats in 2004.
It was painted in a more decorative and linear style.
This is a detail - a small part of a large painting.
I tried to copy more or less the same position of the cat,
but put him up on a ledge instead.
The new one was painted on the Senso linen I mentioned yesterday.
I used neutral colors to see if I could paint an animal
without deforming it too much with the fracturing technique.
I found I was a little bit tentative and it looked like a hedgehog quite
a few times as the legs would come and go!!!!
If I didn't say they were birds in the title, I bet you could not tell.
They certainly are tiny as the canvas is so small.
It is funny how you can mush a tree or flower and it is okay, it works,
but you mush a specific animal beyond a recognizable shape and the party is over..
There is a quality about this painting I like but have to figure it out.
Like most of what I paint, I need to really have a familiar feeling or good
image to get it right. I know you understand and are thinking, been there, done that.
I think I will try it again tomorrow in the colors above
and in a square format.. I will try and show a step-by-step demo.
I love bright colors so it should be fun.
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.