Monday, November 30, 2009
I had one different charcoal that I was thinking about using and was going to do some more work to it, but, again, Pfeffer helpped me out with that. It was sitting on the coffee table while I was working into one of the other drawings, when Pfeffer came and laid on it. When I called her to get off of it, she just rolled onto her back and obliterated most of it. Oh, well, it made the decision a little easier.
I've already posted the oil painting that I'm putting in (although I've done some work on it since). I'll post a picture of my "jewelry piece" as soon as I finish it up. It's kind of embarrassing. It's my first and only jewelry piece ever.
Monday, November 23, 2009
The other seven paintings are mostly things that I've posted here recently that I'm still working on. I did start one new one, but it's not far enough along to show yet.
Monday, November 16, 2009
If I remember right, I was going to work more into the blossoms but wasn't able to come back to it right away and they faded -- and lilacs seem to fade awful quickly. It was only a matter of a short amount of time to add the design to the cup ... and a few touches here and there to the rest of the piece.
Over the next few weeks I hope to finish some other works that I started but haven't finished. It's a rare thing that I totally give up on a piece ... I may never finish something ... but the intention to do so is always there.
Along with all of that ... I watched a special on the telly about a couple of Leonardo's unfinished paintings. Exciting stuff. His Battle of Anghiari -- which has been long lost (we have proof of it through drawings by other artists -- most notably Peter Paul Rubens) may have been located behind a false wall in an Italian museum. The authorities don't want to move the wall, though, because of a mural by Vasari.
The same scientist who did all of the research and made the "discovery" was asked to do some curating on another unfinished Leonardo work: "The Addoration of the Magi". While examining it, he found that a much later hand had worked over the painting, obliterating much of the original under-painting. Using some real complex imaging aparatii, the scientist and his staff were able to create a digital image of what lies benieth the over-worked painting. Stunning. New Leonardo drawings that have not been seen in hundreds of years! In the background of the Magi painting one can see a pair of horses fighting ... when the scientist revealed this pair, using his improved xray technique, it looks for all the world like a practice sketch for the Battle of Anghiari! Cool. I hope to see a book or article on all of this come out soon.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
It's another small piece -- really painted mostly for the excercise.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
I wish that the photo captured the colours better -- I had a heck of a time trying to get a shot without glare.
I've been thinking about doing prints lately, now I'm inspired by her work.
When I put the rest of them up, perhaps I'll post a better picture.