Last weekend I joined some artists for a paint out at the rose garden in Bentonsport, Iowa. The roses are thick this year and so inspiring. This painting is from a photograph because my on site painting was embarrasingly bad, or maybe it was just a warmup for this one.
In this painting I am trying to add depth. The lambs were each taken from different photos. This is also part of the Daily Paintworks challenge. This is out of my comfort zone. If I didn't do paintings like this I wouldn't learn.
Painting children for me depends on my photography skills. I am not the best photographer so I will take at least a hundred photos. I study the photos for features and will draw maybe 20 sketches, then several small paintings, this is one of them.
This is the previous painting with acrylic over it to try and save it. Still not liking it enought to sign it.
The color does not match from the one above. I photograph my images outside and it is a little early to get the correct color. This one is photographed in the early sunlight to show the interference paint. I have used it before to bring light to dull areas. I do like the lambs, that is why I had hoped to save this painting. I can cut them out as part of a collage.
This is the Photoshopped image that I started out with. I was pushing myself to try this. All three were from different photos and I had to guess at the light. As you can see the background was completely thrown out in the end.
This is from a photo I took a long time ago. It reminds me of when I was in 4-H. I canned beef for my entry. The judge docked it for not looking appealing. Anyone who ever had it would think otherwise.
I took three lambs from three different photos and put them together. This is out of my comfort zone and I don't know if this final image works for me. I may try it again or just keep the lamb in front, he works for me. If I do I will repost this.
I Photoshopped this compostition for a painting. I thought I would try to