Thursday, April 14, 2011

First Post!

Spotlights, oil on masonite My teacher always said that I should 'wear styles' when painting. I'm trying to get a more brushy, impressionistic type of style. I've been admiring Monet's haystacks and Manet's flower paintings. I usually lean more towards realism and blending, so I'm trying to break out of that mode. I think a brushy style can describe things a little better, like imply movement or form. I found my spotlights like this in my closet, so I decided to drape some cloths over them to give more color to the scene. Plus, I love the way those spotlights catch various colors of the environment. The signature is new, thought I might try a new one every so often with these daily paintings.

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