Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Few Finishing Touches.

Another surprising realization in my process and I feel a great relief for realizing it: I will probably never be certain if a piece is completely finished, much less be rid of the feeling that I might need to put more on it, but I now understand what I've read in other artists processes... you … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Few Finishing Touches.

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity

I've been dabbling on the skin for days... a touch of pink and green, then I'm stumped by dissatisfaction... It doesn't work with the sky and I need to see how to make it work! The last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster with life events and family matters... I needed to let go … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – A Whiskey Burst of activity

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Because I've been pre-posting these entries while I do other projects, they appear daily, but my progress isn't daily... in fact, I've been staring at the figure doe a few days trying to decide on how I want to approach the skin-tones... My gut is telling me to play the green-pink contrast and then add … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Skin…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

As stated yesterday, the beachfront wasn't complete when I started on the figure, but it will be over the next few images... On the figure I dove in with some Payne's Grey for the black areas and played with a little vermillion hue for the pants and transitions between the black and white lines on … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Starting the Figure, and other stuff…

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea

First, let me apologize; I thought I took more pictures of this next step. I believe my impatience took over and I started on the figure before completing the beachfront. I started with a dark forest green to represent the depths of the see, added a little turquoise on top and a darker naval blue... … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making a Beach and Sea

Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making  a Sky

I didn't want a traditional blue sky, but felt the need to have it there under the final colour. I contemplated making the sky green, red, and pink, but felt it wouldn't give the contrast I desired against the shirt and pants of the figure. Also, I imagined the skin tones to be greenish-pink, so … Continue reading Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole – Making  a Sky

New Work – “Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole” – Intro

I was listening to one of my Spotify mixes the other day, the Playlist is called "The Buzz", I believe. It's controlled by someone else and I enjoy how it is always evolving and adding new songs. A very catchy song came on with the refrain "Pablo Picasso isn't an asshole". I was preoccupied with … Continue reading New Work – “Pablo Picasso isn’t an Asshole” – Intro

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Blending and Colours

Yesterday, I decided to take a risk and increase the contrast of the foreground by using a chrome oxide green. It still felt a little off. As I allowed my eye to wander across and over the canvas, I felt the problem was the free-floating horizon line... it needed to blend in more and become … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Blending and Colours

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Initial Horizon

I've been staring at this for over a week now and trying to imagine a grassy horizon line... hoping it would cut the page and add tension between the foreground and sky. It feels wrong or in complete at this point... just a random line that floats in space without attachment to either the foreground … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Initial Horizon

Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Of Course! It’s Yellow!

Yesterday we discussed the crossroads one might face when painting... initial colours don't always work best for the composition, for the expression. I had in mind that there was a need for yellow and that need was expressed clearly by my nephew Mat, for whom I'm painting this. I also mentioned that I was still … Continue reading Isolation Landscape – Repainted on Commission – Of Course! It’s Yellow!