Well last night was productive. i spent some time and finished the humming bird painting for mum. It doesn't photograph well, so I'll have to wait for a good day to take it outside once its dry and attempt a real photo.
I think it turned out rather well. thankfully I was able to salvage some of my fucked up areas.
I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out overall.
The lighting on the branches turned out well, and i think the composition is pretty good as well.
I'm not used to painting realism. Not since highschool had I any desire to really. But this was mothers request, so this is what she got. Not saying its "realism". It looks more fantasy to me ;p 8"x24" cradled panel.
I spent a good 8 hours yesterday painting my second painting. From one of my own photographs of Hoodoo's from Dinosaur national park in Alberta. I had a few very nervous times painting this one, let me tell you! the grass i had painted as solid masses, and then painted the negative space. since I'm used to working light to dark with my markers, I thought that would be an easy thing to do! Not so much! HAHA! I kept confusing myself with what i was doing. Part of a learning curve I suppose.
I'm pretty happy overall with this painting as well. I'm going to wait until I get a decent picture before posting it anywhere for prints.
15"x12" Hand stretched 12duck canvas. (and I didnt stretch it, but the person who did, sucked. I might have to restretch)
there we go! oil paintings! Woot. Now I'm off to spend the day creating more art with Jammy, at her house!