Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Guitar Player (again)

I began working on this painting last week and reached a stopping point which I posted about here. Then I brought the painting to the monthly art critique held at Beth Haizlip's house.  As usual I got some great suggestions on how to make the painting stronger, and I tried to incorporate some of them tonight, and the result is what I have above. I do think I'm happier with it now.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Guitar Player (so far)

This one is not finished, but I reached a stopping point on it. I'm trying to come up with a painting for the "It's Instrumental" show we are having at Wehner's School of the Arts  in January. The paintings are supposed to fit the theme of musical instruments.

I pulled out this photo I took some years back to see if I could turn it into a painting. It's always fun to paint with company, so I went to Cindy Csalovski's open session "Studio C" this afternoon from 1-4 PM. So that's why this is incomplete - I had to pack up and stop painting at 4 PM! But it's always good to stop and step away at some point.

This is a 9x12 done on Richeson sanded paper, the first time I have used it. It seems to be a pretty decent surface and has a decent amount of tooth.