Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Start of a New Painting


Mom and Dad came over to paint yesterday. They both had images that they wanted to paint but I was struggling with ideas. Then the bird girls popped in my head and this is what came out. It is just the start but I am inspired to keep going. Sometimes the paintings I start with Mom and Dad never get finished. I think this one is a keeper.

There is one thing bothering me. The dark sap green of the skirt. I think it may need to be lighter and maybe a different green altogether.

7 comments:

Undaunted said...

Your painting looks great so far! Do you find it a challenge to switch gears from working with clay to painting? Or do you find it refreshing to have a change?

JafaBrit's Art said...

I understand what you mean about the skirt, but I wonder if it is the colour or the plainness. Can't figure it out. Have you thought of adding a subtle pattern that wouldn't compete but would add something.

Jacky said...

Great painting...sort of reminds me of the beak masks they used to wear in the festivals in Venice.

Love your bird girl.

Robyn said...

Hmm, I like Jafabrit's idea but I have every faith that you will come up with the perfect way to finish it once you've had a short break from it. I love her wild red locks!

painter girl said...

Thanks Un D,
I do find it refreshing to come back to painting. the color makes me so happy and I tend to go a little wild with it. the brighter the better.

Thanks Jafa for the suggestion. I am going to work on the skirt today and see if I can make a feather pattern work.

Jacky, I will have to look up those masks! Thank you.

Thanks so much Robyn!

Phoenix27 said...

Thank you so much for the bird. It is very special because it also represents a part of me. I enjoyed viewing your blog and am more interested in what you do. Thank you again! Congrats on your first studio!!!! - justin d.

painter girl said...

Hey Justin!
thank you so much for being so kind to me today. I was really scared and feeling very vulnerable and you helped me feel so much better.
You are the best shot giver I have ever had. I hope the bird brings you much luck. Thank you again so much.
Leanne