Friday, November 02, 2007

Painting of the Week




Most of my PoWs have been small paintings easily knocked out in one sitting. Occasionally, I have done a larger painting like the one I did this week. I have been wanting to do a pastel lately, and I love doing people. After I sketch the person, I start in with the color. It really does not take me long - I am a fast painter. Most of this pastel was done in two sittings. Because I want the painting to look like the person, I often keep it out for a week or so to look at it. Usually, I will find little things to change and make it look more like the person. This person is an old friend from RR. Annette, if you like this, it is yours.

I recently had a discussion with a member of our art guild. We discussed right brain and left brain people. My friend thought that not all artist were rt brained - some were just wanna be's. Becky recently had a test on her blog whether you are rt brain or lt brained. I think I am pretty much rt brained, but some of the traits of a rt. brained person do not fit me. I like to talk or listen to music or watch TV while painting. I love noise. I love having my art girls here and chatting while we paint. But one trait of a rt brained person is they become so absorbed in their project that they cannot talk or think of anything else, and do not like distractions. Not me. Yet while working on this pastel, I actually forgot the time and was late to a lunch date with a friend. Maybe I am more rt brained than I thought.

To do a little bragging, I am posting two paintings of one of my student's. These are the paintings she is going to enter in the up-coming art show in Duncan. I think she did an exceptional job on them. If she minds my posting them, well, she shouldn't have left them at my house:) My other students are doing great too, and have some great entries for the show, but I don't always have access to their work. Maybe I will take pictures at the art show and sneak them in on my blog.

6 comments:

ashley williams said...

Thanks Lou for the compliment on my paintings.
I don't mind you posting them. I love how your pastel turned out. He looks great.

Dale said...

Lou, What an amazing talent you have. I loved your pastel!

Buck Pennington said...

Maybe I will take pictures at the art show and sneak them in on my blog.

I hope you do!

And your pastel is amazing, Lou. I think you could make a danged good living in portraiture!

Becky said...

Love the painting. He looks like a good man to get to know.

Anny said...

It looks just like him!!! You are so talented!!! Seeing a pic of Steve and reading about the Red Carnival...it brings tears...happy times...I miss my former life

Shelly said...

Wow Lou that is great, so use to seeing your other work...