Well, here we go again. I believe this is the third time I have taken on the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge at https://www.saetastudio.com/30-in-30-blog. This time might be harder than the others because I’m coming into it without a plan. I just recently decided to join in and I have no idea what I’m going to paint. Usually I like to have a few pieces ready before hand to use as a cushion, but that’s not really the case this month. One thing I am planning to do is finish some paintings that I have started but not finished. Some of these will include some larger paintings. Another idea I have to do some studies of work from artists I admire. So, this month might be quite the hodge podge of pieces. I guess we will just roll with it.
Day 1’s painting is a 5″x6″ painting of Dick Tracy as portrayed by Warren Beatty from the 1990 film, Dick Tracy. Its is a mix of different painting media; acrylic, gouache and oil paints. After I did the drawing on the illustration board, I did a wash of yellow acrylic paint over the whole piece. Over that, I used black gouache for the under painting and the rest is all oil paints.
In my mind I was thinking I wanted to go for a Norman Rockwell feel to the painting, which I don’t feel came out in the piece. I have been watching one of Quang Ho’s instructional dvds and the brush strokes, to me, feel more like his than Rockwell’s. That said, I did really enjoy the process of painting this piece.
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First time looking at your work James. Your paintings are great and love how you have chosen your subject/theme. Totally admirable!
Thank you very much Libby! It is the eternal struggle to choose the right subject matter! Most times I feel like I’m going in the wrong direction, but thanks again.