I am having so much fun with this, especially recently with my epiphany about art! I love art (duh). When I go to museums there are pieces I can stare at for hours (if allowed to). So I began thinking about why I am so fascinated with certain paintings or sculptures and not others.
I realized that while skill was appealing that wasn't what held my interest, but rather those things which cause me to think. Paintings which told me "PART" of a story are my favorite ... I get enough information to grasp my attention and yet not its not overly detailed to force opinions on me. I get to add in the details ... and wonder, ponder and dream about the characters as well as the artist and what their perspective was. I think about the artists life and what they were thinking, wearing, eating etc when painting, I wonder if they struggled for weeks or months on a painting or if it was effortless. I like to think about their friends and family and if their talents were appreciated or laughed at. Then I drift back to work and think about the characters life before and after the painting, made up or not to me they are all real and we are just getting a snapshot, a single moment in time ... I just like to think about what I don't see :)
Now, with all that said ... I'm still learning, but I a sense a shift of clarity (that makes me giddy)!
All I knew about his owl was that it was full of
I'm not gonna lie, I LOVE how this is turning
out!! It seems like this fellow has a lot going on
and yet it works ... I am going to adjust the
Argyle so that it is more the BELLY and not the body,
then I can add the blue to the body and tie it all in.
I can relate to all of my owls now, I know them and I like them!
In the beginning ...
I love the intensity this has ...
The colors are oddly distorted in this picture
they are actually just as bright as the top beginning pic.
I still have a lot to add with the hat/goggles and the
addition of some silver paint and a few other touches ...
This is Amelia Owl-hart :)
I love what I am learning and creating with these owls ... an animal I've loved for a long time and I'm finally uncovering the mystery :)