It was obvious on my last post that I had just finished blocking in the puppies. Today I worked on their surroundings. Everything is now covered with paint and some sort of color.
Taking pictures of a painting in process is very helpful for me. Even though I stand back, squint and do all those things throughout the process, a picture places it in a different dimension for me. It’s weird–now that I see it this way I know where, in my next pass, I will change some values, reshape a few of the “sunlight” lines on the couch, and it gives me an idea of where I want to start on the dogs. I can’t wait to get back to them tomorrow and start making them the stars of the show.
A little feedback please–what do you think about the sunlight from the blinds–should I keep that effect or ditch it? Once I start painting the dogs I do not want to go back an correct all that.
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I am a curious artist who enjoys stimulating dialogue, exploring perspective and relationship in all things art, life (human and animal kingdom alike) and my beliefs...I avoid politics when possible.
A little background on this blog--I'd been going to an art group for Christians called The Responding and a few months in I decided to respond--yep, I'm a slow one to respond. About the same time my husband wanted me to illustrate some of his children's poetry, which is far from my style. I was praying about it and woke up with the idea to start doodling responses to my morning devotions and hopefully I'd be able to develop a style that could work for poetry. I decided to doodle through My Utmost for His Highest. At first I started with just doodles, then I decided to add a brief thought response on the back of the card. Then one day I thought, "Why keep these to myself, I'll start a Facebook photo page. Eventually it became this blog.
What's planned for the future? When I've doodled through the whole book I plan to do a physical show with them. I will also choose some to develop further and the remainder I will. sell them. All proceeds will go to relieve abuse of all kinds. Currently I'm exploring ministries and orginizations that have credible backgrounds to invest in. More details will be made available as I continue on with this venture. I'm trusting God to lead me.
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I’m kinda not the one to ask cause it’s my cute puppies your painting ❤️
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Ha ha. I think you can be more helpful than that. So does that mean you like the sunlight? I kinda like it, it does take more concentration on values and shapes. Am I lazy or what?
I think the sunlight is beautiful cutting across the dogs & the bed. It is the other living thing in the picture and adds so much life to a scene meant to give us the “warm fuzzies” Gorgeous.
When you put it that way … Well said. Thank you!!!
I like the sunlight from the blinds. I vote to leave it and even enhance it.
Love your studio and the beautiful work you’ve been doing. The puppy painting is coming along great!!! I can see the passion in your work.
Thank you so much Dennis. Things are coming along slowly but surely. I do enjoy painting there. It’s so good to hear from you. I miss my MCFAF friends! Blessings.