Wednesday, February 4, 2009

50 Paintings in 50 days

Hi, I'm missing a shoe, sort of. This is shoe number #5, I finished it today at 12:30 a.m., yesterday's shoe is missing because I need to revise the color, most likely I will publish the finished piece tomorrow. I'm not behind, even thought it has been difficult to stay ahead. The problem being that I start off late, I'm not a morning person, my party begins at eight or nine, so here I am in the wee hours of the morning posting to the blog. For those people who have to make a living from their art, I feel for you, it's painful to force yourself to produce weather you are inspired or not. I used to paint when I felt inspired to create and the only reason I'm pushing myself is because I believe that something will come of this, that I will learn and that there will be a few Aha! moments and I think the learning experience is worth it. My two loves come together; painting and shoes. I had to teach myself to paint whites, but it wasn't so hard because I used to do watercolor and used the white of the paper as white, this time the blacks drove me crazy. I had to add minute amounts of dark blues, reds and white in order to differentiate some of the areas for detail. This time I tried to pick an easy pair and it didn't turn out to be so easy (took me 3.5 hours to complete), I'm also running out of "easy" shoes, I have 45 to go; I'm perched on a ledge, question is will I fall? The best thing today, I learned to make a beautiful khaki green from Viridian, Cad lemon Yellow, Cad red light and a bit of Alizarin Crimson which was used for the bottom part of the foreground, then I added a lot of white and extended it to the top. Good night and I guess I'll be late for work tomorrow, thank God for Starbucks.
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1 comment:

Lorena Sanchez C. said...

Bold and beautiful...I can see a line of bold, beautiful, and cultural set of shoes ahead.