Monday, May 25, 2009

Mr. Tom has a Mrs.

I finely painted the Mrs. Tom in. I didn't add much detail because I wanted her to be 'un-interesting' (although she does look like she's nagging him, lol) since he is showing off his full masculine self.

Ya know, I decided I really do like these new acrylics (SoHo acrylic paints) and I really enjoyed painting the wild turkeys.

I think I favor painting the wild feathered friends and landscapes more then anything else the past few years, although I do like painting a still life on occasion to.
But, I have noticed my thinking and browsing has been going to the child portrait side of things, does this mean my artistic wings are going to spread again?
I really wouldn't mind, after all, artist are suppose to be adventurous and creative right?
Again on second thought it kind of scares me, the only time I have ever attempted such a thing is when I was in high school and the whole art class had to paint a portrait of a real person by memory using pastels after a few short lessons.
I can actually say at that time, I thought it was very good. I wish I still had it now but as time goes on and we move on, things get trashed or lost. We'll see what happens in the future.

I'm so glad I have the desire to paint again, I was beginning to get worried.

Creativity, thoughts, putting it all together... more on this subject another time.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Mr. Tom

Well, I have been working on this one for a couple of weeks now (guess I should post the date 05/22/2009).
I took about 50 pic's of a friend of ours stuffed turkey for future reference and finely decided to paint this big guy. Still have some work to do and I am going to paint a femaile turkey in to. Hopefully next week will be uneventful and I can get to the painting and finish it.
I am using a new brand paint (to me) called SoHo acrylic and really love it, it gives the same sheen as oil paints and has enough body you can show stroke work if needed or wanted.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wild Tom

I'm finely itching to get started painting again.
I have some photos I took of a friends stuffed turkeys from when he went game hunting.
I never realized that turkeys had 'beards'. (laughing)

I have enough snapshots of them and closeups so I get the detail I will need especially since I don't remember the feather detail in different layers and that silly looking red thing that hangs from their head. I am going to read about that sometime so I know what it is and the why's.

Maybe today after church or tomorrow I can get started on it. Come back and visit with me and hopefully we can see some results in a day or two.