Monday, September 14, 2015

Prague, Lesser Quarter St. Nicholas - oil

This is another attempt to keep the under-paint coming through and unify the painting.

Prague Castle - oil

I am trying a new approach. I love to start with a drip under-paint and then build the paint layers on top of it. Very often I end up covering the under-paint, which is sometimes very pretty. So now I am working on light touch with the brush. It is not easy, because it is much harder to cover up mistakes. I have to pay a lot of attention to where and how much oil I apply. But the final result has more atmospheric feel and I like it.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mayfield slurry - oil

I feel that I repainted this painting at least three times. I am slowly learning that there is a rhythm to creative process. First you figure out what to paint and get excited about it, otherwise why would you paint it? Right? Then you go about the process and it is coming along. But then I always get to the point that I start questioning if it all flowers together and how it is coming along and I inevitably freak out. Every time! And after the freakout, I just go on fixing what is not as I like it and all is well again. It looks like that is a normal creative process for me and I just need to get used to it. I just thought I would like to share this, to see if anyone experienced similar ups and downs.