Tuesday, January 5, 2016
This was my last painting for 2015. This year I took a tremendous jump in quality to my oil paintings. It seems like every year I'm better than I was before. That is certainly a trait I'd like to keep up. Now for the new year, how can I become better?? Here is a list of the immediate things I can think of:
1. Paint from life
2. Bigger paintings
3. More elaborate set ups
4. Take the time to get things right as I lay each brushstroke down.
5. More value control
6. Work on better edges
7. DON'T CONTINUE WORKING ON A PAINTING AFTER IT REACHED THE FINISHED STAGE.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
As a kid growing up in the 70's and 80's we had to wait for the networks to air the Christmas shows. If I missed any of the Rankin-Bass productions I would be really upset. Today I have them on DVD, so no worries.