Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Back with copy of old Master Vermeer

Here is my attempt to copy an old Master Vermeer painting for the Old Master Challenge at . It has definitely been a challenge using large oil bars on an estimated 8"x11" surface. The reason for the small surface is that it fits directly on to my scanner surface and I don't have to photograph it(which I do a lossy job when I do). Scanning directly gets it the closest to the original painting. I know I drew her face in too wide and much of the colors are different from the model but all in all it works ok.

I still have not finished my Christmas painting and I have a portrait to do for the Different Strokes from Different Folks exchange due by the 7th of Jan. My Christmas painting will be a belated Christmas card and New Years card. I am also praying I will be over this cold I got starting yesterday too.

God bless you all and I pray you had a Joyous Christmas remembering Jesus' birth and have a great New Years. Joy in Jesus Always!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Give Credit

It has come to my mind I need to give reference sites to the 2 challenge blogs I have participated in. I have used their posted photos for their challenges. The one other group artapprentice blog group I did not use their photo as a source, I set up my own still life and painted in real time.

I believe I should give credit where credit is due.

Karin Jurick: Different Strokes from Different Folks Challenge:

The other group is Virtual Sketch Date Challenge:

I will try to remember to post these blog site references when ever I use them for the challenge I am participating with when I post my painting from their photo.

I want to thank each blog site for this opportunity to do these challenges and learn from them.
Thank you.

1st Virtual Sketch Date Challenge

This is my 1st painting for Virtual Sketch Date blog challenge. Not too into doing landscapes but this looked interesting because of the shapes and colors involved.
I used Oil Bars for this one too. Learning lots.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Midnite date: Different Strokes Wkly Challenge: Boots

This is my take on the Different Strokes Weekly challenge, done in oil bars. Was a lot of fun. I am enjoying the process more using these oil bars, but I have to think in terms of less details since the bars are so large. Still have lots more to learn.

I called this "Midnite Date" or it could be called "Late Date". I like the idea of inanimate objects typifying life.

I am presently working on a Christmas card painting using acrylics which is mostly done except for the details. Wanted to do some more playing with these challenges to loosen up so when I go back to the Christmas card painting I'll feel more at ease doing the details. My Christmas cards are going to be sent out late this year but that is ok, Christmas should be year round anyway, in my opinion: giving because Jesus gave to me and to everyone.

Plan on working on 1 more challenge that is going to the Vitural Sketcher monthly challenge if I can ever get to it after all the other things I need to do too. So it is always one more thing to do before I can get to what I really would rather be doing, working on correcting this issue too.