Thursday, February 12, 2009
oil on canvas
Another oldie but goodie or perhaps..."just ok." The commission "Archie" is done but, when I went to shoot it, I discovered that the copy board just ain't workin'. It was after dark when I completed him so I was forced to shoot him on the board. Oh my! All detail and nuance lost in the dreaded, over-whelming, red, yellow glow of indoor lighting. Jumped online and Googled. Everything pointed to outdoor natural light. Hmmm. Where did the idea from the copy board come from? Oh well, I'm sure it will come in handy for something. I'll take an outdoor shot and re-post him on the morrow.
This is from a time when I thought painting objects up close and personal in a realistic fashion was what being an artist was all about. Chops. I was into chops in a big way. Still am I spose, but working every day is leading me in another direction. Can't wait till I get there, but the journey sure if enlightening.