Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Everyone who sees it appreciates it for what it is, but lets just say that if I could do it all over again I'd make a few changes. For the most part, it would consist of fixing all of the compositional issues. There's way too much black. I'd lower the 5 circle portraits, make the logo bigger and more interesting and make the large background face of Karloff much bigger to better fill the entire space instead of having all that black. I wish that I could find the old sketchbook from this time period to show the original 3 inch sketch that had the composition much more like I wanted it to be than how the finished piece actually turned out.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
My first few blog posts will be some older paintings and drawings. No great reason for this other than to have them seen by everyone I get to come visit this blog...they were originally in other blogs like Myspace. I'll do some brief walkthroughs on them as I have pictures of them in various stages of completion.
I get to a point where its a fine line between your eyes playing tricks at you from looking at the same image for so long at such a close distance and feeling paranoid about making the mistake of overworking areas I won't be able to easily hide or fix. A good idea is to pin it to the wall and walk away from it for half a day or so and look at it later with fresh eyes to find any obvious issues (that you were too close to see previously) that need attention. This one came out fairly well considering...
My wife died in 1998 in lake bonny fl and this is her. I need to know who painted this portrait. so please if you know the artist I would really appreciate the knowledge before I bid.
Thank you for your reply. And might I add that it is a great painting. When I seen this painting it brought out a lot of feelings in me even though she's been gone 11 year. And in all honesty it freaked me out. Thank you for the info.
I'm fighting demons within myself over this. I miss my wife dearly but for me to move on I don't need to see a likeness of her. But to look upon a portrait of her likeness every now and then would be so sweet. I do wish you the best on this but it is something I have to figure out on my own. Thank you for your time and patience.