Saturday, December 31, 2011

"All About the Boots II"


OK. I couldn't stand it. You know, we artists try to go with a certain complimentary color
pallet. That's just how things work better. Well, this is a learning experience and I am going with it... The original picture was a white dress with a white sky. So, saturating the colors is a good idea. It certainly opened the door to interesting afternoon colors in the dress. But...something was still not like what I am wanting to see in my small works. Color-color. Where can we add it to make it more of a "wow" work of art? I decided to add more interesting color in the shadows and by all means - put more effort in the heaviness of the skin! My goodness. The less one paints on the skin, we can expect flat, flat, flat. This is somehow hard to do for the realist which I am. So, I will use the corner of the brush with heavier paint if it kills me. So...if this helps you...let me know. By the way, I will be painting "All About the Boots III" next with the original photo but with an even different look. I am learning ...might as well play... Ha.

Friday, December 30, 2011

"All About the Boots"


This was a bridal photo from a photo shoot of my daughter, Sarah last June. She lives in Nashville, the home of country music. For fun she wore boots for the afternoon session and wore them after the wedding was over. She had a great time with them. Of course I loved it being as how I LOVE horses. This pictrue was interesting to me too because of the afternoon light and how it makes the shadows cool - not to mention the purples in the skin tones. The color in the white dress was interesting.