Post by alderevans2007 on Dec 24, 2007 11:29:50 GMT
I love that one Photo. It's unlike most of Guy's work in that it is far more loose and expressive, if you know what I mean. I would call it semi-abstract (correct me if I'm wrong, Guy) This is just the type of style I have been trying emulate myself. I have painted a few heads with acrylic, but it is very hard to acheive for a beginner.
Post by alderevans2007 on Dec 24, 2007 23:12:51 GMT
Didn't know you painted alderevans, I hope its going well.
Thanks top. I am a complete beginner, but am starting to feel like I am finding out where my stengths lie and what I enjoy most. It just so happens that it's painting faces and people like Guy. But I prefer to use Acrylic because you can quickly go over bits you are not pleased with due to the drying time. It becomes very dynamic and fluid. I bought the 'Collins Complete Artists Manual' and I was most inspired by a small tutorial by a very expressive, quick working artist called Ken Paine. He metions that it is only painting and it's never going to be life threating so just throw caution to the wind. This really inspired me and gave me confidence, but I find it hard to get into this frame of mind. When I have been in this state of mind, it has been very rewarding. I have created some paintings that I never knew I was capable of.
Sorry to rant on, but I'm getting quite passionate about this art larke. It's definately here to stay. When I get any free time, I just try and make sure I progress in some way or other. I also create stencils depending on my mood. Some times I am in a Street mood and sometimes in a fine art mood. I will share as soon as I create something I feel is worthy.
That's a great job on the framing there photoxtc. Lets have a pic of it up and in place.
thanks guys... I really love what my framer did here... I"ll post some picts of it hanging later this week, my other Denning canvas from "In The Throws Of Ecstasy" show should be back from the framers soon so I'll post then