This is an ancient oil painting by me. I had teen sisters for babysitters when I was 9 months. yes I remember them. Their Raphaelite red hair especially. I always had to have red haired dolls. hi if your looking Sexton sisters.
Right on. I work SUPER big, like 16 by 8 in acrylic and it takes about a month. I'm trying to get down to working smaller and painting with oils. Your work has inspired me to push in that direction even more. Kudos.
Im terrible at acrylics..This was done in oils and I put down the shapes with just white and raw umber then used color glazes on top the final highlights. Oils can take a while to dry in between layers too.So, that eats some time. Id like to try painting smaller. make them almost like gems. hey Im happy to inspire ya man
I would not say the colors are as rich or varied but genesis heat set oils are nice. they dry with heat which allows you to keep working in layers very quickly. its also cleans up with soap and water. you never had to deal with paints drying up or taking too long to dry.
Well I use them to paint my figures.Which are plastic.A bit different for a ground and non porous. I use a gel like glaze medium for sheers and the thinner for making a buttery texture.no medium for impasto or thicker visible brush strokes. Solvent will make watercolor like washes but, those will dry. that could be used for sketching in at start.
At least on plastic Ive found that wet on wet detailing the brush picks the paint back up. I have to cure before adding fine details.could be the slick surface of the polymer clay.
so Ive not used them on a canvas base. I dont want to say they are the same.but are worth using for the pluses. Im a long time Grumbacher user btw. I have a prepped canvas maybe I can test them out and get back to you. Ive had mine 7 years without lids. My pallet never dries out. I use a china soap dish with lid. nor do I get brushes with dried on paint! You can get a cheap heat gun too not their $50 model.
Carisa I was thinking about you just the other day.Note me on FB about the eyes. This is old work so I hope Im better now. Id like to read up on how to do photo manip so I can make reference and work out problems in advance.
Ironicly I met this great lady who learned from her husband who learned from Maroger who was a French salon painter and chemist. Shes going to teach me to grind my own pigment and make mediums. I had already gessoed a small panel to take baby steps to paint again and up she popps out of the blue asking through etsy if I needed supplies. How weird is that!?
Thank you Its cool in a painting you can make shoes that done exist. I was going for a deco style.
Pretty much anything visual art. I can dance. I love to sing but, my voice is average. I tried playing zither and guitar. Disappointed.. probably needed a teacher. Ive tried for years to write a sci-fi/hard fantasy. I lack the discipline and structured thinking. I love to create and would try just about anything at least once.
I used reference for the legs on this one.The rest is from my memory drawing. Chair,shoes, dagger wallpaper,jewelry and clothes all designed by me. You can see the proportion is very weird in most of my paintings. When I paint again I will use more reference because the work turns out better.
What an interesting piece of work. I like how there's so much to look at, so many things to be found. I even like how though they are conjoined it's done in a rather subtle way. Like where they sit seems like a little seat just for them. The dagger almost seems crafted before it was painted, their footwear is exotic and alluring. They're crossed legs are also something I enjoy about this, and the arm that's just about in view. If you ask me, subtlety is something many artists lack these days.
I can't say too much about it in a technical way, but I like how this was executed. It looks like a vision from a dream more than anything real. It's the kind of thing that seems to be a clue for something... mysterious, I don't know. Your inspiration for this painting I find very fascinating though. I think it's great how you drew inspiration from what you know in order to create something like this.
The seat IS crafted for them and looks like two scoops of icecream. I have no idea what I was thinking about that! The dagger I drew and designed before I painted it. Technically my painting was very naive. I painted this in raw umber and white first them applied colors in glazes.
About the symbology there is duality between the girls. One is angry and holds a knife, the other is pleasant arms around her sister, one wears gold ,the other silver. The hummingbirds draw thread around them. its an hommage to lady of Shallot by William Holman Hunt. Birds tie her up as well. And my life is echoed in the tale of lady of Shallot.