My painting of my daughter collecting shells is nearly done. I’m still working out a few things. As I was painting her shirt yellow (at her request) I realized that the shirt was one of the first things I’ve painted yellow. I felt like I was really branching out.😉
I looked through my paintings to see if I’ve ever painted anything yellow. I found a yellow tree that I painted last fall.
When a figure starts to emerge it’s magic for me, every time. It goes from a ghost to a person.
Piano recital today for my 3 kids. Lots and lots of hours of practice went into it. We have an amazing teacher, you would have been floored by the kids that played today. One after the next, all 15 or so of her students, were amazing. It’s incredible how a teacher can inspire so many kids to strive for excellence and enjoy the process.
I had my daughter pose for this pic after the recital. I want to paint it. She also does ballet and I can see how her dance is starting to influence her music. She dances along with her songs as she plays.
My boys did great too. They both had very long hard concertos. I think Sammy’s was about 20-30 pages long (but it’s a concerto, so half the piece is written for a second piano).
I’m not done with most of the paintings I’ve been doing recently but I’ve had fun getting them all to 80% and moving on.
This painting is of my daughter collecting shells on the beach in Mendocino. She took a look at this the other day and asked why she looked so terrible.
On the last bunch of paintings I’ve done recently I have blocked in the background first and then carved the figures back out. That’s where I am right now with this painting. I can bring out the figure and see how it relates to the background right away.
Here’s my painting so far. Looks like he was tougher looking in my drawing. It’s still a work in progress. I’m wondering if I should add more people back there on the beach doing things. And I’m on the fence about the arm tattoos.
I started this guy yesterday and today I gave him a face.