My youngest son requested a painting, first of a portrait of a goat, which I turned down. He then said to paint his Facebook photo, which is coming out rather well I think. I am painting in a totally new style, so we will see what the end result will be.
Starting a new painting today of my son Brice. Started to work this time from the background to the subject. Usually do it the other way around because I am never sure what the background will be. In this too, the background may totally change. Just blocking in colors right now.
So this is coming along fairly well. Had a light blue background which I did not like at all. Needed something to make it a little more interesting, so maybe the white mist coming up represents her Prince starting to form.
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.