Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Different Strokes

Monet was on to something when he did so any studies/paintings of the same scene. Each time you paint something, you learn something new. Each painting is different. The lighting can be different. Colors can be different. Sometimes I have my art students all do the same painting. They are always amazed at the differences in style as if we all painted totally different things. Of course, when I paint the same scene over and over, my style is pretty much the same, but you can see some differences. Watercolor is especially fun, because the medium itself works differently every time. It is fun to experiment with the watercolor. I photographed these two paintings together so you could examine them without having to go from one photo to the other. It just makes it easier to compare the two. They are alike, yet different. Which do you prefer?
I also did a little sketch of one of my young art students while at camp. She was sitting with her head back which gave her a rather full jaw and neck. She is a lovely young lady and was very sweet and patient to pose for me. A friend of mine also sketched this portrait, and probably did a better job. Too bad that I don't have a copy of her sketch to compare to mine. When I photographed the sketch, it was difficult to see. I "enhanced" it with the color in order to see the lines better.
If you need another reason to not vote for Obama, go to this Fox News article.

9 comments:

Towanda said...

I like the second sunflower picture best. I think the contrast between the petals and the center of the flowers is more distinct. But Lou, honestly you are so talented - they are both wonderful, as is the drawing of your art student.

As for the Obama article, the country needs to WAKE UP! The liberals/Democrats/media seem more anxious to demonize Fox News for posting articles like this rather than take a good hard look at the man himself....which is a pretty scary exercise. Thanks for the link to the article.

Bag Blog said...

Thanks, Sharon. You are right about Obama. Sometimes the Lord gives people what they want or what they think they want.

Buck said...

I'm with Sharon... I like the second painting best. It just appeals to me more, I can't say why.

And yeah, what Sharon said... again. Thanks for the link, Lou.

Inquiries said...

I like the second sunflower painting best. Hey I know who that sketch is of!

Becky said...

Love the paintings. I like the second sunflower painting better as well. The sketch is Ashley, right?

RJ said...

You ought to go to my blog and listen to the young man on youtube that I posted on it. This guy is very informed. I appreciate your post and agree. I was really trying to link the youtube to this format but it wouldn't go. If you know of a way to get it posted from mine to yours that would be cool.

Bag Blog said...

Most people have liked the second sunflower, but the first is more "artsy" - interesting.

Jo Castillo said...

I think the second sketch has better composition/more variety and that is the draw. Nice sketch. Descriptive lines and shadows. :)

Anonymous said...

.... your post reminded me of one that I had written ages ago....

http://straightwhiteguy.mu.nu/archives/208552.php

.... keep on keeping on, Lou........ and thank you again for the wonderful birthday present!....

Eric