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Paintings :)
Picture day! I finally took pictures of my three finished paintings and am going to post them. They look much better in person, but I'm still very proud of them :).

1. Red Woman (oil 1.3 ft x 1.6 ft)

My idea for this was built on insomnia, I just pictured a simple woman out of lines on some sort of blurred abstract background. In the end it ended up much more concrete of a woman than I originally envisioned and the background turned into some sort of park like area. It's a very rough painting stroke wise but it looks okay in person. :)

2. Landscape (oil 1.3 ft x 1.6 ft)

I am most proud of this one, the detail in person is awesome. This was my first oil painting, done from a Bob Ross kit. It's very interesting as both Jason and I painted this landscape but both of them and the one to go off of from the kit all look completely different. Amazing :)

3. Tunnel (Mixed Media-Acrylic and Organic, 1 ft x 9 inches)

This one came from a dream image of a dark figure coming down a tunnel filled with light. The colors are soooooooo not represented in this photograph of it, but it's the best I could do :). It's mainly acrylic, but became mixed media when I couldn't get the color or sparkle just right that I wanted in the light. I had this brilliant idea over pizza one day with some crushed red pepper. They were just the right color and size, so a little more paint for adhesive later I had my finished painting :). This painting took the longest of all of them as I worked on underpainting of layers for over a month before painting the final details. It turned out pretty well.

So....that's it...very proud of my work, and I must say that I prefer oil to Acrylic. For some reason I really enjoy the way the oil's colors blend and working with them is so much more fluid. I love the way oil has texture when you are through. I'm a very tactile person. Did I ever mention that I once touched a Van Gogh because I just had to feel the power in person? Yes, I'm a very naughty person. lol.

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mpythonfan From: mpythonfan Date: November 13th, 2005 06:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are beautiful! I really love the landscape!
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 14th, 2005 05:29 am (UTC) (Link)
ty :)
alexandrite_20 From: alexandrite_20 Date: November 13th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are beautiful!! You are so talented!
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 14th, 2005 05:30 am (UTC) (Link)
ty *blush*
arcticnyx From: arcticnyx Date: November 14th, 2005 08:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooohh, I really like Tunnel. Very nice color mixture - I bet these ARE stunning in life. Beautiful job!
I've never tried working in oil. I have a set and haven't opened it in years. I'm a little intimidated - I've heard oils are an aquired taste. I do like working with oil sticks though.
You lucky devil - how great it would be to touch a Van Gogh. To touch a starry night. :)
emaleythe From: emaleythe Date: November 14th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
:) it was so awesome...and I mean full of awe. his strokes are so vivid and full of emotion, I was a bit taken over. Hell, i risked being taken in by security to do it lol.

i think you'd like oil. I always heard that it was hardest, but i found it way way easier than acrylic. You should try it :).

ty for the kind words, coming from you, it means more than anything :).
From: barefootatkheb Date: November 14th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow, those are just beautiful :)) you have some great skills :))
From: ladyoftheridge Date: November 14th, 2005 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


The first one reminds me of a very angry woman's aura. Lot's of other energy shooting out besides the red.

The second is so lovely. Very pastoral and beautiful and calm.

The third is awesome. I can almost feel it.

Looks like you captured 3 very different parts of your persona/soul.
Love them.
kaidysoft From: kaidysoft Date: November 14th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very nice, sweetie! You do nice work!

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