Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oil painting practice

I am pretty sure coming up with good ideas is the hardest part of painting a picture. I'm stuck in an idea rut right now so decided just to do some master copies, this philosophy works well for drawing why not painting? Although I never get a nice finished piece, I am getting better and that's what I prefer.
So this is a Thomas Dewing work in my top 3 favorite paintings of all time and if you are a long time follower of the blog you may remember this copy done years ago in the digital medium. Don't pay too much attention to the drawing because it is off(though not as far off as that old digital version, ugh) but then that is not the intention. It's the painting that is the focus and I am very happy with how the brushwork turned out although the colors can also use some work. There is another practice copy going on at the bottom of the picture to show you how I just use it like a page in my sketchbook, drawing wherever I've got enough space. This makes me excited to get back to doing a painting of my own after this.

7 comments:

Tyson Murphy said...

i don't even.. i can't..... sweet mother of meat, i love it.

my favorite part is the face on her lap.

inspiring

- said...

beautifully done. and like tyson said--that faceon her lap is awesome too. xD

Ivana Lagartija said...

So beautifull!!!!
un gran saludo!

Ken said...

This is lovely... loving the profile of her face.

Oliver Chipping said...

This is great dave!

hmuxo said...

PERFECTLY PAINTED....YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION!!

Thomas Fluharty said...

Dewing, AHHHH one of my fav's I have a print of this in my studio. Great job~T