There is a local shop that is showing my Monotypes of Bahrain: Alaa Aladeen Handicrafts 15741 - Phoenicia Center, Building # 56 Road # 306 Shop # 5 Adliya Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. (The shopping center across from the Ferrari building) Wani Waseem +97333892837
Photos of my paintings and entries on my working processes, progressions and sometimes the lack thereof.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Can't get past the beginning!
I'm working from had the backlight of the sun making his ear light up with the translucent red that I find so appealing.
When you try to go back to a style you have grown out of...
contemplate the complications of this situation for several reasons. The first being that I have worked
very hard to move past this style of working exactly from a photograph...(the biggest problem with this particular example is that I can't seem to download a clear rendition of the reference photo so am working from a quite fuzzy photo, which would work very well with my current style where I like to
abstract things a little more. I'm really having a hard time with this simple portrait that I would have in the past dashed off in a matter of hours.... I have been struggling with this for months. I recently came across a photo of my own of the subject that I can get a very good rendition of the image to work from but Sarah is not in the same costume. I may start over and try to get the details from my own photo and just paint in the dress. Frustrating, as I know I can do so much better even in the old style if I had a better photo reference. Maybe I will just do both in my new looser style and just gift it to their parents.
That would be so much easier!
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