I like all of these, but mind candy mans is one that really stood out, the one with the sparrow hanging from a nail. I really liked this piece, it was a change from portraits of people and landscapes, even though things are nice this one stood out.
paintings from class last night...
low key and high key.
Hello.. I'm a noob here I guess. These are my recent lifepaint contributions.. heads took @ 2.5 - 3 hrs.., reclining took 4hrs.. all oil. Love this forum, it is great to see and share others' work. BTW anyone know where I can get a job with these skills? LOL (seriously!). mail me ! email@example.com
peace out! Skips
i actually have that very painting hanging next to my front door. i love that one a lot. mindcandy was sweet enough to send me that one, and i am very proud and humbled to have it in my collection -c36Originally Posted by Sems
skipstah: getting a JOB doing life paintings?? doesn't really happen. getting "commissions" to do portraiture...very possible. You just have to find clients whose taste favor more sketchy, loose brushwork like the stuff you posted.
If you can apply these painting skills to imaginative, conceptual, illustrative work...then of course, as you can tell from the forum overall, there's work available for that too. And..."available" is for lack of a better word.
a friend came over to my place and was looking at my painting-with-a-brush-progression (October '04 was the first brush experience). He's kinda interested in picking up a brush and tryin' it out. so, he wanted me to demo "a" painting process for him.
So, I sat him down to the left and kind of behind me and my easel. Grabbed my shit, lit him, and let him watch me paint this 2 hour study of him in oil.
I think I'll start painting my friends more often...and start a "homie hall of fame" in my crib. HAHA!
Pimpin ain't easy...
so i just ho instead.
from class last night...
from this weekend...
from class last night....
the pose and lighting were boring so I tried to play around with the color
and texture to create some visual interest.
I am very jealous of all the costumes that it looks like your models have access to Mermuse. Here are some paintings done in the last couple of months.
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Here are a couple of still lifes. The first two are done in acrylics and the next two are in oils. The first two were studies of the effect colored light has on colored objects, and the next two were my first attempts at oils. These are all done from life, no photo ref.
mermuse - my favorite is the costumed guy.. you're making good progress..
ABCart- Always love your work.. the brushwork in the head seems too similar all around.. a bit monotonous..
Azollo - those are good studies.. watch the perspective on the irons.. the 2nd one seems to be tipping over..
paintings i just got around to scanning:
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wow... theres been a lot of great stuff lately.
ABC - I love the painting of the woman in the blue dress the accents of texture make it very playful.
The costumed paintings were done at the Drawing Club.
Mainloop- That second to last painting is very powerful... it gives me chills. Great work.
This is my most recent work.
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some quick (20min) paintings from class last night...
some quick plein air paintings from Saturday...
and a figure painting from Drawing Club this morning...
Man, everyone here paints so well!
Mermuse, I love your paintings especially. Your use of color is so bold and vivid.
Lucabrasi, your friend is a tremendous painter, but I don't care for the subject matter in all except the woman by the window. It has great mood that the others ones don't. Your a great painter as well. I especially like the first one, it's really well designed!
Hi...new here...this is a great thread....posting oil painting of my daughter....
more quick studies from class and a plein air study from my trip...
a plein air study (with a very limited pallet) from Avalon Cove ...
I've gone back to traditional for landscapes. The glare problem on my tablet
outdoors was too difficult to deal with.
AbcArt: I really like the painting you posted of the woman in the blue dress. Did you do that at ArtNot? I really need to start showing up more for Monday’s painting session.
Mermuse; the quick painting of the reclining old man is really stunning. Great stuff.
Here’s my latest work.
i use to meet with a friend every week to paint, i worked on this for 2 of those sessions- approx time 4 hrs.
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i like these a lot, nice brush workOriginally Posted by skisptah70
Here is another...
meghan- be careful when using outlines, they can make your artwork look flat.
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thanks for the tip
It's been awhile since i last posted here, lots of great stuff in here as always.
Some peppers i did as a challenge to myself i haven't been painting much at all lately and i miss it.
Skull is from last november.
Originally Posted by Adam Carnes
Adam- be careful when blatantly ripping off other people's imagery and passing it off as your own fine art.