“Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. – Martin Gayford
Lately, I have been painting in blue.
I was at a point in my artwork where I didn’t know what to paint. I felt like I was on the verge of uncovering something new. But everything I painted felt ugly.
So, I went back to painting owls whenever I got too frustrated and strayed too far out of my comfort zone.
But I knew I had to keep pushing myself and letting go.
And from there this new blue series blossomed…
Each painting seems to start off with a loose drawing.
From there, I really go into shading and details in the character’s face.
Once I have the eyes and expression in place, then I can start in on the character’s body.
It’s become sort of a meditative process to add all of the lines and dots. Slowing down and really getting into the small embellishments and shading is something new for me right now.
And the blue seems to make it all, always, fit together. Like the icing on the cake (done with blue shiva oil paint sticks).
Have a wonderful weekend!
Ps. The early bird spaces for Abstracts & Backgrounds are nearly sold out. Click here for more details.
PPs. In case you missed it, here are a few snapshots from my feature in the July/August 2014 issue of Somerset Studio magazine. Thank you Devon Warren for writing such a sweet article.