Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Monday's Sketch

Each day I am starting with a sketch.  I think of it as a warm up movement.  Creating art is both a mental and physical process.  This is my sketch from yesterday. 

Monday, January 25, 2016

New paintings at http://skyesart.com/

New paintings are being put up on my website on a weekly basis.  I am hoping to complete my current WIP by Thursday!😅
I don't want to rush the piece, and risk it not being the best it could be.  But my deadline for the gallery submission is Sunday....  Here is a WIP of it:
Wish me luck and happy painting!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Sketching everyday

Most days, as in 7 days a week I sketch. Usually, I do it in the evening.  But, this past week I started doing it every morning before attacking the paints.  One day, I was too eager to and skipped the morning sketc.  To make a long story shorter, I ended the day painting over 50% of the work I did that day. 😩

Lesson learned... I spend the first few hours o each painting day sketching for at least an hour or two.  Here are a few of the weekly sketches.
New features have been added to my website.  Check it out at www.skyesart.com

Friday, January 15, 2016

Gallery Submissions

I have been busy developing paintings for a gallery submission for the last few months.  My focus has been on big eyed flower fae.  These paintings still have my signature flowers, butterflies, color palette and line technique.  

I was informed by an art collector that people find paintings of realistic people sometimes disturbing.  Especially if they don't know the person.  If an artist specializes in people it would be recommended to focus on a stylized people or develop characters.  

This approach is more imaginative.  I took those words to heart and have been trying to do just that.

I still get flashes of realistic paintings of women.  I have these paintings sketched in my studio or floating in my head.  And they may resurface in the future.  But for the rest of January it is all about the fae.

'till next time,

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New website!😳

I just launched my new website at www.skyesart.com.  New paintings will be going up over the next week and every month new  work will be added.  I am currently working on a big eye fae series.  It has been a refreshing change. 
This is a sketch of a small big eye flower fae which I am working on.