Sunday, January 31, 2010
They Come Out At Night
I'll make a zillion excuses for why this is so awful, but here's how it goes:
1. Working with acrylics--I usually use oils.
2. Have no reference pictures--this is totally a memory in my head of a place I was once on a hunt and the things I thought I saw in the dark.
3. It's only halfway done.
4. I haven't done a painting in like...forever!
I'm thinking, if I can keep the mental state with which I'm trying to recreate the scene, it may work out in the end. The problem with art always is that if someone comes in halfway through, they think you're a no-talent. You really have to go through the ugly awkward parts to get to the finished product. I admit that I'm going to give up acrylics after this attempt at a ghost hunt painting. I need my oils!!! It might be done this week some time and when it is, the (hopefully much more refined) painting will emerge. Right now, I just wanted to get things in the right spots and then work on the details. I can't believe I'm sharing this--it's like putting a picture of me in a bikini for all to see...
at 11:46:00 AM