I have not been felting. I have been doing a lot with pastels. It has been very therapeutic, I lose myself in them because it is so new to me. There is so much to learn. I am determined to try to paint everyday....and have managed to do some most days but it is easy because it is so new. Here is what I have done since the last post.
These pieces I am done with; AKA, some I am happy with, some I am just not interested in putting anymore time into.
This painting was working on some cold press watercolor paper that I applied an acrylic pastel ground to. I did not like the texture.
This cat was done for a challenge on WetCanvas about using color to depict a black object. Here are the colors I used.
This little painting I did to play with some of the new colors I bought on a shopping trip with my sister who I got addicted to pastels.
This painting I even framed. It is an image that I did in felt years ago. Here is that felt.
It is one that I did not do any needle felting on, leaving the lines very squiggly.
This painting I really liked but I knew something was really off about the composition. I asked for comments about cropping it on WetCanvas. One idea was to make it square.
One suggestion was that I really have two paintings, a skyscape....
I would like to frame it but that involves a decision.
This is another piece that just does not work because of the composition. I never felt that composition was hard for me. In fact in school teachers would point out how I added this or that to make a good composition when I had no idea that that was what I was doing. The advice I get is to figure out what my painting is about. I guess it has to be more than just making a pretty picture.
Here is the piece I am working on now. I plan on finishing it today.
I also made a start on a color pencil drawing, but it has been sitting for quite a while.
I do think I will get back to it since I actually finished that Sunlit Grapes piece after it sat for years. I am very pleased to say that it got into the Academic Artists Association 64th Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism. I probably would not have entered it if I knew it was a national exhibit...I am honored. I went to the opening and could not believe the works there, or that mine was hanging with them! My photos do not do them justice.
BTW, I post things on my Felt Inspiration page on Facebook much more regularly.