“Sweet Nothings- Detail Study” is an original oil and acrylic mixed media painting and another up close study for my art students and for you, my watchers and support group here at RB.
“Sweet Nothings” starts again in a detailed drawing and sprayed with a fixitive to preserve the drawing.
…I try to help my students understand “What Came First”…it is the way I lay on my paintings…I come out from the canvas with a step style of “What Came First Thought Process”.
So I start with the Sky…down to the forground “Earth”…to me this sets the grounding process of the painting. Next are the images in my painting that come next…what is in the sky and what is coming out of the earth?
I refer to when I see students starting in the foreground committing “Painting The Flower”…read it in a book once and it just nailed for me.
It helps me alert my student as to if they painted the main subject first… going in and painting the background was going to hinder the flow and the outward invitation for your viewer to come in to your painting.
It might be interesting to know that in the original “Sweet Nothings”…(buried somewhere in my collection)…the woman’s face is about as big as a dime. These were my first portraits until the movie “Lonesome Dove”…that movie alone, changed the course of my painting style. I went to dime size faces to full, sometimes life size human portrait paintings.
This detail study is to help my students have a closer view of some of my fine art…for the purpose of the study on blending, line and color.
My fine Art and Photographic Studio is located in Mesquite, Nevada.
Thank You for viewing my art.