I want this to be a record of my journey from architectural illustrator to fine arts painter, focusing on landscape and still life subjects. There is so much to learn, but this is more for the journey than the destination.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I just did three paintings in a row and they were all bad, so I'm not going to show them to anyone. People who paint know what I'm talking about, and maybe others get the idea too. I want to say something profound here, but it's just not coming out. Does anyone out there have good ideas how to get back on track mentally? I know what skills I do have didn't just go away overnight, but summon all I want, nothing seems to work. When I did commercial artwork, you didn't have the luxury of messing up, so you just kept going until it looked professional. Come to think of it, I just did a job for a dental surgeon in our family that we trade work with. Wait, let me get it. Ok. here it is. When I took the job ( I say "job", but it was for free, and I wanted it that way), I didn't know how to design a dental tool, but together we came up with this. Thank you, Photoshop. There's no option to fail in the middle of the work, so here it is. Whoever says a landscape should be an easy painting, just doesn't understand the process, or got good at it a long time ago. Bye for now.