Sunday, September 21, 2008
My first painting (well, sort of) in quite some time...aside from a small experiment or two I might have done in the last few years, this is the first time I've put brush to paint in well over a decade...closer to two. I went to a Dave DeVries painting demo a few days ago at the Kustum Kulture Gallery in Baldwin, NY and I got some inspiration to attempt a painting. I had a piece of some kind of illustration board lying around that I figured I'd test out my gouache paints on. Unfortunately, what I thought was cold press illustration board was actually more like a piece of some kind of backing board, so the paint was really sopped up by it and wasn't working the way I'd have hoped. Still, I was able to move it around somewhat. as for why I say this is a painting 'sort of', it's still got lots of holding lines and only bits of modeling going on here and there....maybe it's more of a 'colored drawing'...if anything, it's an experiment and next time I'll actually get some real illustration board! I added a bit of texture to the background in Photoshop.