It is Saturday, and I am finally finished my latest painting.
I wish I could work faster - perhaps if I could paint with both hands simultaneously.......
Well....that is something I can work on AFTER The Artist Project:
So this one is slightly different from the others I have been working on....
This one has the same 'poster' look, but it also has a elements from my 'Pin-up Series".
|I am a rule breaker. |
As a rule, you are supposed to paint background to foreground & top to bottom.....
I always start with the lady.
Because she is the biggest challenge for me!!!
but it was a bit 'unseemly'...
I tried to make the lady as though she was breaking out of the poster format......
|Finishing up her bits and pieces.|
|BLAM-O. Yes, this is several days later.....|
but it still seemed unfinished.....
I was happy to find reference for an old TTC ticket (bottom left corner)
I used the "Dymo label" lettering to make it more interesting and to fix the compositional balance by bring the red down to the bottom.
The background is wallpaper-y and has shiny gold pattern to it.
The quote: "Happiness is a way of travel - not a destination" is from Roy M Goodman.
I like what it says, and I like the inherent irony with it - and the reality of actually taking TTC!!!
In the final painting (below) I added trompe l'oeil folds and shadows......and then 'burnished the edges of the canvas to draw your eye into the painting.
Here is the final:
Remember to come out and see this painting in person on the first weekend in March.
For more details check out The Artist Project 2012!!!!