Wednesday, April 04, 2012

UPDATED Apple *painted*

UPDATED, I got a better picture. Not good, better.

So I set myself a goal to do a painting every 2 weeks, it was a fantastic goal that produced this painting and then died one week later.
The painting is 9"x12" oil on board using this drawing from a couple months back. This really is an awful photograph but I have yet to mastered the dark arts of photographing paintings. I may do a little more color work with it yet but I'm okay with it. I thought setting a time limit would be a good thing to push production, and it would, but life is always fighting back, 2 young kids and the sun going down seem to be the primary drivers.

Check out my collection of great art at the Google Art project HERE. My wife's a big time Pinterest user and I thought it would be cool if I had an account with all my favorite artwork but I've got a massive reference folder and it would be so much work to try to get it transcribed. Google's got some good stuff there though.

11 comments:

Paolo Puggioni said...

Ah nice, I hadn't noticed you could save your own collection!
Beautiful painting btw:)

Anonymous said...

would love to see your process, has it changed much since you last documented it?

-Gary Dolmer

Joel Mandish said...

Beautiful Painting Dave! I really like the way you handled the hands, ear and eye, edges. Interesting pose too. It reminds me of listening to the sea in shells at the beach. Anyway, I think I respond to your drawings of children most. Children are tough to paint/draw, but you do it so well.

chris brothers said...

Beautiful. I'd love to see your process also.

Redbeard of the Shire said...

beautiful painting. great lighting

Anonymous said...

so this is based on a drawing - and the drawing is based on a picture? was the picture black and white or did you use it as a color reference too?

erik

David Malan said...

Thanks guys, I will try to find an opportunity to document the process soon.
Erik, yes I referred to the color photograph for the drawing and the painting.

Adam Ford said...

This is beautiful Dave. Great movement in the colors.

Jason Newkirk said...

very nice painting Dave!

rupesh talaskar said...

Awesome painting sir!

joel - facebook said...

spectacular painting is divine