Much brighter colour than the pic you sent me! I am so pleased that you are enjoying this. I think that you will learn so much that will help you with all aspects of your work. if you think that figures might be your thing my advice is to just look at and draw as often as you can.
Even try tracing images you will learn so much. It is amazing the difference between what we think we know and what is real. I dont mean that you should ruin your enjoyment by worrying about it. I think you would have fun learning!
ha ha, no need to apologise to me! Everyone has there own method and I have painted from photos in the past, I found own personal preference though! I won’t go over any old ground about drawing from life anymore 🙂
Really like this, loving the contrasting colours between the background / foreground (good for all us colour blind people). Is there a conceptual reason why you have decided to leave the necklace off?
Very striking and engaging, a little static for me and I would like to see more of the world and how you see it, but it’s a thumbs up all round from me, keep painting I like!
thanks for feedback guys!
Dean – the pic here has come out brighter than it is really (took pic at night with flash). True colours are darker which I actually prefer.
You’re right i think I will have fun learning so bring on those exercises you mentioned on the phone – i want a go!
Bobby – necklace left off because it was too modern (i like things with a more timeless feel) and I thought a bit distracting (i quite like things kept really simple in a picture). It is a bit static and obviously from someone elses picture (because I needed a basic practice task) but I think despite that it probably still does have something of the world and how I see it.
For me (at the moment anyway) I think thats about things like femine emotions, a sense of nostagia or drama, a moment of beauty, drifting away on a fantasy or dream. I’m certainly not saying that picture converys all those things but even in the choice of picture (woman alone, thinking, feeling) and colours (strong and dramatic, the rich velvet of her dress), some of those things are there. I guess the narrative in the first picture I attempted was much more obvious in those romantic, fantasy elements – so hey bit more practice on the skills front and I’ll try and combine the two!
But maybe time for some more photographs first before i get carried away lol!
Hi Chantal, that’s interesting about the necklace, is a very big one, and I can see where you are coming from regarding the timeless aspect.
Your painting, for me anyway, catches a moment of beauty and a dreamy scene you list and I think the two together works well. I’ve just been looking at some of your photos on the Saatchi Gallery site and I like the box of goodies!
If you have an exhibition I think your photos and paintings would work parallel to each other very well. Very contrasting!
oooh, no, no, no! paintings for play not for exhibition. I’m having fun but in no doubt where I am on the ability scale there at the moment. Thats fine though, just starting out with that one and have lots to learn.
What I’d really like to show next if I have the opportunity would be the boxes. I have 4 I have done now and some more to work on. I could show some photos alongside those that tie in with theme. Like the last couple I posted if in the right frames. Something vintage and nicely worn with age.
We’ll see – nice to dream and about these things!
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