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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Volume, Structure vs Movement, My Painting Hockey Monument


This is my painting, Hockey Monument.  Unlike most of my sports’ paintings, I was interested in painting the figure with color temperature, light and shadow. This modeling does not contribute to the movement of the hockey player.  While most shapes of the figure are diagonal, the blurred edges are limited. The background is primarily made up of horizontal shapes.  These art elements do not contribute to movement.  My usual objective is to achieve a feeling of movement with my figures.  

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and oil brushes.  My primary technique was painting wet into wet. I also glazed transparent paint over dry paint primarily over the shadow and cast shadow shapes.
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Monday, 13 January 2014

Conveying Movement in Art, Painting Football Rush


This is my painting, Football Rush.  I wanted to convey the gesture and movement of the running back.  Movement is conveyed by the diagonal shapes of the figure.  The right foot’s toes only touch the ground.  The space between heel and ground, cast shadow implies movement. I also blurred the outer edges of the figure.  My sculptural modeling of the figure with light and shadow does not contribute to movement.  This figure is at the front of the picture plane; this adds animation to the figure of the football player.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and oil brushes.  My primary technique was painting wet into wet. I also glazed transparent paint over dry paint primarily over the shadow and cast shadow shapes.

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Monday, 23 December 2013

Strong Color Work - Beached Sail Boats


 
 
This is my painting, Beached Sail Boats.  I had fun painting this colorful work. It reminded me of fauvist paintings.  Fauvism was the style of a few early twentieth century French artists. These artists stressed painterly techniques and strong color; not the representational style of the impressionists.  Fauvism lasted between 1900 and 1910. Henri Matisse and Andre Derain were major artists of this movement. My above painting is representational and not in the fauvist style. I liked the strong painterly color work in my painting.

My main colors were complementary hues (orange and blue, red and green).  My focal point is the 2 boats on the beach; I used complementary colors painting the 2 boats – red and green for greater contrast. There are a number of triangular shapes in my painting. Sails are not routinely raised when boats are on the shore but I wanted to make the shapes more attractive. I also used the masts along with the 3 boats to create right angles.  These right angles result in repetition, harmony and strength.

This is a digital painting using mainly traditional oil painting techniques and a painterly approach. I used virtual brushes and paints on coarse cotton canvas (Corel Painter 12 and Wacom Intuos5 drawing pen and tablet). I worked with mainly impasto and oil brushes.  My primary technique was painting wet into wet. I also glazed transparent paint over dry paint primarily over the shadow and cast shadow shapes.

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