Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Day in Painting-A-Day Adventure

First, to everyone who made comments yesterday, asserting my bravery, thank you. But really, this is just a temporary thing, and the "paintings" that I'm doing are 3 in by 3 in, I just finished this one in forty minutes.

The goal here is to try and see if I can find a way to use CPs in a painterly fashion that does not require hours of labor over small areas.

One of the things I love about impressionistic oil painting is seeing the brushstrokes - they give the painting such life and vitality. I'd like to think that there is a way to achieve the "brushstroke" feel with CPs. Of course, the issue is getting the pencil into all the little crevices of the paper. Solvent can be used, but then you lose the "brushstroke" feel and move more towards the smoothness that CPs are known for.

I'm just thinking out loud here.


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Pretty iris! I think it does have a painterly feel.
Yay for your painting-a-day adventure!

Belinda Lindhardt said...

This is a great thing your doing Rose, i have been doing lots of smaller bits and pieces lately i think its true you do learn more and i get so bored with the larger pieces.

Are you familiar with Tommy Hunt's work? I assumed you would be but maybe not, his technique is quite different to others he uses a cross hatching type style in a series of sections, take a look at his work close up :) maybe give that a whirl ? i have tried to do something in backgrounds its perhaps quicker than the usual :)

Rose Welty said...

Kasie, you are such an encourager! Thanks.


I haven't heard of him...but wow. Yes, that is the sort of thing that I am going after. Thanks!!!

Jo Castillo said...

This is a lovely iris. You have a great start in your project.

Tommy Hunt has a nice style, huh? Like the black paper, but I haven't tried it of course.

Nicole Caulfield works on Pastelbord with cp. I tried that the other day. Much faster than paper for me. I can't find it to photograph and post. Oh my.

Jeanette said...

I'd love to see what you do with oils Rose. They might suit you well if you want to dabble in painterly effects.

Loose looks good in coloured pencil too. Remember 'Eric' the baby orangutan that I did? There was nothing smooth in that,but the colours and overall concept was more like paint.

And yes Tommy Hunt's work is amazing. It worth experimenting with several techniques and see what suits you.

Rose Welty said...

Jo, thanks. I like pastelbord, but it is very slow with with CPs and it requires a sharp point. For me, it is not a "quick" surface. We'll see. I do have a bunch of it!


I do remember Eric and had another look. Yes, I just need to experiment and see. Oils...maybe when the children are older, but not for now. And honestly, I know nothing about what to do with a brush...I think I need to sort the color issues first and then handle the others.