Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Oil Painting Pt. 2

So I finally had another painting class tonight. After last week's blizzard my class was canceled. I was very good with not touching my painting throughout the past 2 weeks. I was so scared that if I did touch it, I would end up regretting it in the end. So tonight I did a little bit of a touch up on the sky. My oil paints were dry on the canvas. So I had the opportunity to do a wet on dry technique with the oils to get a bit of a more detailed look.

After forcing myself to stop fiddling with the sky I started my work on the water and the horizon line. I started out with just my blue and white mix to reflect a bit of the sky color. But I was finding my water needed a bit of a green tint to it. So I toyed with a few of my paints and created my basic color of the water.

I also determined that I am a full contact painter. Kinda like a full contact athlete. I go all in...I use my hands and fingers and anything that I can to paint. By the time I was at the end of my 2 hour painting class my hands looked like I dipped them in a bucket of blue dye.

I also put in the tree line along the horizon line. Still needs a lot of work, but my painting is coming a long. I have 2 more classes to go...the classes that I need to make up for they were canceled due to weather.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Too Much Snow!

Well after having a blizzard last week and some more snow this week my art class this past week was canceled. I was going to work on my oil paint this past week while being snowed in, but I have found myself playing with a new form or art. Digital Media. I have always been very hesitant on this whole digital thing. Using a mouse to draw on a computer isn't easy. I don't like the feel of it. I like the feel of a pen to paper. Where you can watch what your hand is doing and see your picture at the same time. My mom does have a tablet and stylus pen, but you still have the lack of the pen to paper feeling I desire. Since I am in need of a new computer I have been looking for a tablet laptop that will allow me to advance my capabilities in digital art. But being an artist I would want the best...and need the best...and the best has a lot of money invested into it.

The best out there that I have read about is the Wacom Cintiq. It is a tablet that allows you to have that pen to paper feeling. But it's not a computer, it's only a tablet so I would still have to buy a new computer. The cheaper Wacom Cintiq runs at $1000. So ya...not an easy purchase for me. Thankfully my mom is looking into purchasing it with me so that I can still afford a computer. So with the tablet that I do have...this is what I have been playing with:
lol a work in progress??
A little better??

Also this week I went through the lovely process of filing taxes...which I think is an art in it's self...And Also spent most of my weekend going to and from the hospital for my mom came down with Phenomena and add that with an unknown heart condition you will find your self admitted to the hospital in no time. But thankfully she is doing better and is home now :)

So hopefully tomorrow I will have my art class and will have an update on that for you all :)