Friday, 19 February 2010

Wood, glass and plastic

"Wood, glass and plastic" Oil on masonite, 10 x 7-1/2 inches
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Here's a new piece and probably the last (for the moment) of the "series" featuring small transparent objects. I called these "objects" because I always put the "highlights" on their sculptural qualities. Plenty of fun though, seeking out the unexpected. As refining details is really time consuming, in order to keep motivated during the whole process, I make sure of having different levels of readings and visual qualities in the final composition.

Next week, I shall restart posting on Painted Snapshots. I plan to try different things such as
smaller photorealistic oil studies and some graphite drawings - stay tuned!

Thanks for your visits and words, they're much appreciated.
Have a beautiful weekend!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Blue green (flamed)

"Blue green (flamed) Oil on masonite, 8 x 6 inches
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Painting with colors. I remember 6-7 years back when I switched from acrylic to oil, the fun I had playing with desaturated and very subtle colors, focusing on tonals. My aim was to take one step at a time as there was so much to learn and understand about this difficult medium. The learning process is not over, but this is one exciting aspect of practice. Just like a scientist with his theories, one needs strongly to commit on hard work in order to realize a valuable and meaningful experience, knowing that each mistake lead us closer to our destination.

Thanks for your visit and comments.
have a great week!