I’ve been trapped in the crypt room of the “Da Vinci’s House” App for longer than I care to admit. But tonight I’m free!
Ok ya it’s really just landed me in another dimly lit room, with more of Da Vinci’s inventions. But I’m still excited. When I’m on a break from painting this is where I’ve escaped to … or get trapped in. Whichever way you want to view that, I suppose.
Painting’s just been an exercise in frustration the past few weeks; I’m very discouraged about absolutely everything right now. I’ve been spending weeks on a piece I can’t show, I can’t post online, so why am I persisting to finish? And of course I’ve just seen yet another problem with scaling that had me toss it into a corner again. F$&k.
Back to Da Vinci.
Spent part of yesterday preparing grounds for 2018 paintings; a nice way to get introduced to the New Years potential. Also worked on the layout of the new novel underway, researching and planning the sub-projects this novel will require. Should be another busy and exciting year. I hope everyone has similar aspirations on the go!
Very, very white Christmas this year!!
Ok my eyes are finished for today. Have been modelling an ogre for Christmas for my brother, who needs a few for his ruins model. It’s my first modelling on an armature; not as easy as I hoped it would be! Will finished tomorrow as it needs lots of detailing and more work.
Oil on handmade paper, still in progress. The paint seems to become almost like pastel on this type of paper. Very intriguing. Thinking about the faces and tables now.
Have been playing with the texture of the paint the past few months, trying to use it physically rather than just render a specific image I have in mind. Sometimes it works better than others, I’ll admit that. I like it when it’s deep enough to carve into, actually, and have played with that a bit here. With enough time and patience, it might bring new meaning to the term layers. It’s quite ‘messy’ though, for lack of a better term.
Well my dog might not seem impressed, but I think my mask is starting to show potential.
Oh yeah, and I got my “golden scoop” to commemorate the occasion.
Seriously what’s up with the grains of crap in my oil paint?
Spent the last few nights painting my mothers church for her and my Aunt to auction off at the church bazaar this weekend. It’s really not the style that’s liked out there, but maybe they’ll get a few dollars for it anyway. Every little bit helps … and let’s face it, my baking skills are marginal at best. I’ll make finishing touches tomorrow as gotta sleep soon.
Dropped in to wander this afternoon. Lots of artwork to look at. This was my favourite space though ….
Now if only they’d made a ceiling of artwork too, it’s be awesome.
Other cool art …
… and some truly unbelievable hair. Will keep those images to myself though. Will make good drawing fodder later.
Hmm. Now what?