I am also starting to paint with more and more color. Not necessarily using alot of colors but sticking to about 6-7 colors and mixing those colors to get different shades and tones. I seem to be getting more loose with my work. I no longer want to get super realistic except for maybe the eyes. I like creating deep three dimensional eyes so that is where I go in with my tiny brushes and retarder to make smooth glassy looking eyes. I am also working on some larger pieces with more perspective backgrounds. I have been using my iphone as a tool. I started to take some pictures of my backyard and surroundings and incorporating figure work in them through a layering process. Here are some of my Iphonegraphy and following that are some painting ideas in the very beginning stages.
I continue to grow and change as an artist. I feel the work I am doing now is starting to represent who I am more than ever but I still have a long way to go. I am looking to go more and more towards the abstract but with the experience of a draftsman. To really understand and illustrate what is around me. That is one of the reasons I love drawing so much. It is in the drawing that I become a better draftsman and to create 3 dimensional and realistic. It is through the painting that I can then push beyond that to something more mysterious and not so easy to identify. I am still in the baby stages of my work so I will be busy the rest of my life continuing to be the student. As I go I love to share some of my experiences and that is where the teaching and the love of teaching comes in. Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I will be back here soon.