Sunday, May 27, 2012

OK, I'm Getting Somewhere!


                                                                                                     acrylic, 6x6"

Now with this one, I'm getting closer to how I want my paintings to look.  I painted this today, all by myself (so far, could change when I take it to class).   It's not perfect, it needs some touch-up, but I'm getting somewhere now.  I meant to paint this larger but started blocking in three small ones as studies, all with different undercolors to see if different colors made a difference.  I ended up getting carried away with one of them--to the finish.  Actually, this may not be finished.  I'll bring it to class on Wednesday and see if Lorelle thinks it needs anything.

Truth be told, this one looks better in person, at least compared to how it looks on my monitor.  I wish I knew how it looked on your monitors....

Now I'll need to start another painting tomorrow so I'll have something to work on in class on Wednesday.  I don't want to waste time in class starting one from the beginning.  I can do the planning, drawing, underpainting, and taking it as far as I can on my own.  Then I can get help finishing in class!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend-- it is absolutely beautiful (but HOT) here.  I'm off to go swimming!



10 comments:

dede said...

Beautiful lights and darks. Lovely colors. I like this one a lot! Look at those greens!
You're on your way if not already there.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Dede! I'm so happy that you like it and what you said about the greens really means a lot to me, since you are SO good at greens. Hopefully I am getting there...

Doug Wasilieff said...

You got it!!! Nice soft edges. I thought it was pastel when I first looked at it. I like all those "whites" in the shirt. Nice color harmony with the greens and browns.

Good job Meredith. Keep at it.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Doug! This one really feels like a move in the right direction, and it is nice to hear from another artist about what is working in the painting.

ME said...

Not an artist,just your mother,but I agree with everyone that this is lovely. Glad you're happy with the direction you are going in.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Mom, and you are, too, an artist AND of course I want to please my mother most of ALL!

Anonymous said...

How about your sister? Because I love it, too. The head, the shirt, and his movement. :)

Stefanie

Meredith Adler said...

Yes, Stef, sister(s), too! I'm so glad you like it!

Marcia said...

Meredith, Went to this immediately. You did a wonderful job here.

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Marcia. I really appreciate your being here and what you said about the painting. Someday I'll tell you a story about this one (off blog!).

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