This is a small oil painting I did as a warm up for a larger painting that I'm working on. After viewing the blogs of other artists I was reminded of the importance of doing small preliminary paintings and drawings before jumping into the final painting. Many great painters have always done sketches or studies before creating their masterpieces. The benefit of these quick paintings is that they allow you to resolve composition, drawing, color and value issues before you really get into a painting. Then when it is time to tackle a finished painting,the process goes much more smoothly. I'll post the finished painting when it's done.
In other news I will have another solo art show at the Guilford Library in Guilford CT. next month. I'll have more details on that soon.
And now in completely unrelated news here is a list of movies that I hope will make it to theaters next summer 1.Cap n' Crunch The Movie in 3-D 2.a re-release of Popeye the Movie in 3-D ( which in my opinion should've happened in 2010 to mark the 30th anniversiky but maybe there holding out for the 35th in 3 more years.... hopefully)
3.The Adventures of a New Haven Artist the Movie in 3-D (rated G) Starring Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson as yours truly who was quoted as saying when asked what it took to prepare for the role " Being a former wrestler, I already have a ton of muscles, but I felt in order to do the role true justice I had to spend 2 years of intensive fitness training before I could step in front of the camera for filming."
I am an artist living in CT. I enjoy painting subjects that will allow the viewer to have a positive emotional response. My blogs are humerous but I also hope they will educate and inspire the viewers own creativity