"If art is therapy, if art is to inspire, if art is a weapon, if it is a medicine to heal soul wounds, if it makes one not feel alone in his or her visions, or if it serves as transportation to a higher self, than that is where I aspire to live everyday."---Rudy Gutierrez

Promo Video....WARNING!!!! SUPER CHEESY!!!!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Oil Lift Out

Sorry its been a while since my last post but I finally got some graded work back and decided to put one of them up.  I have a couple more that will be in up in the next two weeks or so.  This is only the second painting I have ever done in my entire life so don't be to rough on me.  The assignment was given to do an oil rendering from a photo reference while lifting out color with a little turpentine.  I'm sure some you of you have seen masters like Bernie Fuchs (such a great last name) use this technique before much better than myself, but it has given me the
opportunity to learn alot about oil.  By the way I am sorry for some of the creamy areas! The turp got the best of me! I'll be much more careful next time!  
(Photo Reference: Megan Mills my unbelievably talented sister)