Thursday, February 2, 2012

The season for "Love"

Just in time for Valentines Day, my new painting "Love" is finally finished! Prints are available for sale on my Etsy site.

Lately I have been drawn towards artists with an illustrative style that use bright colors. Over and over again I look to them for inspiration. I've finally decided to embrace what keeps calling to me and try my ideas on canvas.

original sketch
Most of my years in art school I strove to capture realistic figureative art and have really enjoyed painting portraits of people in a realistic style. But lately, I have been thinking about painting the essence of people rather than painting a realistic portrait. 

Sketch on canvas
I want to continue with the human figure, but want to capture and paint our everyday journeys in a simplistic style, the essence rather than the literal experience.

adding in color
This stlye of painting reminds me of my artistic beginings as I used to dream about being a children's book illustrator. 

close up
more color
Here is my first painting of this series. Hope you enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. I think this is inspired & loved the steps you showed :)