When I was in Tn. visiting family a few months ago.... my daughter Lisa ask me to paint her an owl. She already had a spot on the wall where she wanted to hang it! Lisa has a "thing" for owls and I have to admit I never really payed much attention to owls before and I found them to be very beautiful. I really enjoyed doing this for her and I also learned a great deal from painting it. I did no blending in some areas and lots of blending in others... I like the results. I feel I got strong clean colors and I like the combined methods of painting. Size is 24 x 36 (big spot on the wall!) oil on linen.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I have always done a fair amount of blending as I paint.... I made a new year's art resolution to complete a painting without blending. I thought this might force me to experience a more painterly style. OMG this was hard... I found myself just automatically reaching for my blending brush ( which I eventually put in a drawer out of reach) and pushing the paint round on my canvas... so I ended up wiping off and starting over THREE times. I learned a lot from this challenge and feel quite pleased with myself that I got through it!!