"You have this really cool layering of emotions with an underlying hint of weirdness to your work" - Jonathan Herbert, Artist
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Young Girl on the Easel
Starting a new painting of this young girl Been blocking in the colors and having a difficult time with the face. Was working in the Renditions main gallery this weekend, but due to the heat and breeze the paint would dry very quickly, even though I am using Atelier Acrylics. So after much frustration I brought it home and worked a while on it this evening, getting it a little more presentable.
This will be part of a series of portraits that I will be doing for people on commission for only $300 for a 16 x20 portrait.
What is my art? My preferred medium now are oils. I worked years in acrylics since I hate having to spend so much time cleaning brushes and I liked that my paintings are dry within hours. But now all that has changed. I love being able to work the next day in wet paint and the brushes really are no bother.
I love the big massive clouds, marshes, swamps and wild places we have in Florida and what may be hidden within.
My latest works have been mainly portraits. At the Gasparilla Festival of Art where they accepted me as an "emerging artist", there was much interest in my portraits, so I have decided to pursue this a little further.
I am still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. Which by the way, I am the owner of a comic bookstore.