Friday, January 8, 2010

Work In Progress - figurative,oil

12x16 oil on canvas.
Its been a while since Ive painted and must admit a bit of a struggle to get inspired. Those teeny tiny little boards just dont appeal to me right now. But today is a 'painting' day so SOMETHING has to get painted. - and not my basement stairway which is really crying out for a fresh coat...SO after gesso-ing and basecoating all the naked boards lying around, I decided to go back to my roots a bit, back to basics and just paint. Starting with a nice orange ground and washing in an umber underpainting...

then started in on the flesh...some say you should work on everything equally, but thats never been something I could to just dive in to the 'good' parts...this is where I'm at now and ready to take a break. loving how the paint is thin and drippy at the bottom


Avocaken said...

Hi Debbie. I agree with you on doing "the good parts" first. Although where you've succeeded, I get in trouble. :-)

Since you hadn't asked for my opinion, I'll give it anyhow - STOP where you are. Take that break and call this painting DONE. It's great where you've left it. The composition, colors and subject are all winners. :-)

Ken B.

Carol Schiff Studio said...

This is lovely. I think being an artist is all about doing what appeals to us at the moment, it shows through!

Debbie Miller said...

thanks Carol and Ken - showed it to my brother who is also an artist and he said 'its done, leave it alone'

and I am :)