Feelin' pretty tired...just in case I don't do any more work tonight, here is the update...
I decided it was time I came to some resolution on this large painting (left) so I started working on it late this afternoon and stopped around 10pm. I added more black outline...I love black outline...makes me think of stained glass...and I pushed the faces back by adding some brown wash over the surface, they just seemed to stand out too much, I wanted them to flow a little more with the tree, to be a little more hidden.
I want to add some addition black line work, and small strokes of color. And some small glints of gold.
I was pinning images to my Pinterest Boards earlier, focusing on the 'Inspiration' board. I am still deciding how I will use this tool in my work, for now it seems to be a good way to gather images together in one place, to save physical space and also paper. The images I pinned today were mostly artists who I think are awesome, mostly mixed media artists since that is my focus for this month. This is a whole different world for me, so these visuals really help to give me ideas.
And of course I had to pin some of my influences from art history, such as Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha. I found this AMAZING close-up of Klimt's piece entitled, Water Serpents (1904-1907) and fell in love with the gold line work...and the fact that it is actually slightly raised from the surface. Hmmmmmm.... that could be an idea for my large painting I am working on...
Have paper will draw!
...other projects for this week;
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