I would like to say hello to the group. I started oil painting last winter and really love it. But its hard to improve your skills without a guide and without feedback. So I'm happy to be here and…Continue
Not yet defined, I am searching, maybe will go somewhere in the impressionistic direction
Which medium do you prefer? eg. oils, acrylics, etc.
Are you a full time artist?
Who are your favourite 2 artists?
Sorolla, Sargent, Richard Robinson ;-), Dali, Klimt, Rembrandt
Do you have any goals for your painting?
I want to achieve a really founded knowledge and craftsmanship in painting to be able to paint exactly what I imagine and produce beautiful artworks so that one day I can maybe live as an artist and not longer as a postproductioner - which is not a bad job but sometimes a little bit boring :-)
Yes, just waiting for 15x30" canvas to come. I have a pic I want to do but am still thinking about the placement of all the flowers and adjusting in Photoshop. So this is not the final that I will use as a reference just yet. My challenge for this one is to lead the eye through the painting and have the viewer look where I want them to look. ha ha
So far I have a "O" composition started............have not completely decided where the center of interest is going to be though........more thinking. lol
Seriously, You have those red parrot tulips in your garden? Oh my,,,,,,,,,to dream of such things just blows me away. I am pretty sure this photographer, who I contacted and is a professor of plants in some college in England, got the photo and completely turned the background black! I can tell bc I noticed a slight glow of lighter color around all the edge. Perhaps try early morning light or late evening light and a tripod and pray for no wind to make the flower move. LOL //// I should have all the ingredients for the slow dry med and new 15x30" canvases very soon. I am excited to try the Carder method......going to do a landscape though. I have some 8x10" canvases on order as well for more flower paintings. Just have to decide which one.