Monday, July 06, 2009

Beaded Jacket__8 x 6 oil__V....Vaughan

"Beaded Jacket"___8 x 6 oil on linen panel___$170 if you are the first to ask for it!
Our Western Art Academy has some great photo files - pictures of models from years past. I found this great looking mountain man with a great look....just HAD TO paint him! The student painters are finishing their paintings, so worked more independently today. Tomorrow is my last day with the first batch of 12 student painters, and we are all working late in the studio tonight....finishing up details on two or three paintings EACH.
The word about finishing :
1.Check out the finished work in a mirror. It will reveal odd perspectives and proportions...TRUST what you see and do the diligence to make corrections, or as I call them: "oil changes".
Look for edges you can "tighten or loosen". Look for weird lines, pointing the eye off into a weird place...get a buddy to critique it! My husband has a good eye, and is usually right when he corrects something....durn it!
3. Sign your work! Usually at the bottom, but ANYWHERE is fine, as long as it does not detract from the art. If a figure in your painting is looking off in a certain direction, place your signature on the opposite side, if you can.
4. Sign and title the back of the canvas. Don't push down too hard on the pencil, lest it pokes through or raises the canvas on the front!

1 comment:

Art with Liz said...

He looks just like that actor, Donald Sutherland! Beautiful painting V.