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04-14-2003, 08:02 AM
Title: Dark Angel
Year Created: 2003
Allow digital alterations?: Yes!
still working on this.
MY QUESTIONS FOR THE GROUP:
Here is another WIP I am doing. I signed up for a WC art project where you do a portriat of members of WC. I chose Dark Angel. I figured with a name like that I could do it with the gray colors, make it runny, and it would be fun.
What do you think so far? Is it a keeper?
I made the photo small for now until I am finsihed. I need to smooth out the paint some but keep it runny. Right now its has too many brush storkes that are transparent. I want to add some more paint today now that it is dry and make it run a little more.
04-14-2003, 08:17 AM
oh yes Shawn.......stick with it.......slooking good, really!
04-14-2003, 08:18 AM
it is really happenning.
04-14-2003, 08:49 AM
Looking dramatic and slippery. I hope it doesn't scare your kids. You get better w/ each post!
(Unlike me, who after 8 hours of working on a an infant portrait this weekend, discovered it looked best in the trash can.):crying:
04-14-2003, 09:24 AM
Thank you Jerry and Andy! DO you think I should stick with the grays or try to add a touch of color to it also?
oramasha, a lot of mine look good in the can also. In fact a lot go there after I have tried to paint over the canvas a gazzilion times. LOL.
04-14-2003, 11:08 AM
lots of hidden talents you possess...here we have yet another style! I like...are you searching for what style suits you or just experimenting? It seems no matter how I try I paint quite the same in every painting...need to paint as much as you have lately!
04-14-2003, 11:21 AM
Shawn, this is my favorite of yours so far. I'd leave it gray, or if you decide to add color, just a tiny little touch, maybe only a small thin line somewhere along the edge of her face... and muted.
04-14-2003, 11:25 AM
I am just experimenting I guess. I think it is part of my problem. I want to have a style and do all my work or at least a good part of things in the same style but everything I do comes up and out different.
I want to get a body of work that I feel is good and then submit them to the galleries here and see if I can get something shown. The only people that have ever seen my work are family and people on WC. One weekend a month here they have a "gallery hop" and people go down the street from one gallery to the next, etc.
I just need to get some quality work first, and find a style :)
This painting though, when I saw the photo she submitted of herself, this vision of the painting just popped into my head immediately. Something about the name and the pose just took off. I have got to work on it more though. I really like the runny paint part. I just need to pull it together more. I just hope the poor girl doesn't take offense to the style I chose for the painting.
Here is details of the project.
04-14-2003, 11:31 AM
Shawn, stick to this style and you should have no trouble with the galleries. Get 10 to 15 good quality paintings like this in a portfolio with your artist's statement and start sending it out.
04-14-2003, 11:40 AM
Thanks Wes! I will do a few more. I had an idea for another one, self portrait wise while I was painting this one. Do you think I should stay gray for them all, or would that be too many gray pieces?
04-14-2003, 12:06 PM
I'd do a few more gray and mix it up a bit with some color... just stick to the style; it's great! I think you've found a niche that's really working for you.
04-14-2003, 01:10 PM
do you think i should get rid of the run that went down the eye to the face?
is this looking better or am i starting to lose the feeling of it?
04-14-2003, 03:46 PM
This is really excellent! I would keep the drip on the face...up to you...i really like this piece...would almost leave it.. really...i'm sure you'll make the right choice with so many right choices already!
04-14-2003, 04:36 PM
Leave it. Call it done. Sign it. Sell it.
04-14-2003, 06:29 PM
Thaks Wes and designditz. You are keeping me inspired!
Signed and hanging on my wall :)
I attached a little better photo. I am going to call this series of paintings "Imperfectly".
The next painting in the series is titled "resistance".
Designditz, I've got Ani DeFranco playing now.
(edit) opps, I posted the thumbnail version. The larger is on the next page. I didnt realize I could edit these post and change the photo too.
04-14-2003, 06:30 PM
opps, that was the thumbnail version.
Here we go.
04-14-2003, 06:35 PM
I'd call her 'Weeping Mime'.......too cool...did you intend to stop there when you began???????????????????
04-14-2003, 06:36 PM
Great job, Shawn!
04-14-2003, 07:08 PM
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