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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

New painting

Keeping the 'art theme' going a bit longer......(but kinky folks, stay with me, there's a return to kink at the end of this post). Yesterday I dragged out the paints and followed through on an old request from my Honey for a particular type/style of painting. She had found this small gold frame that was severely horizontal, making the painting size 12" x 4"........practically a miniature (not something I'm used to).

To be honest, her request intimidated me. (true) And that's why I procrastinated so long. But whether it was my Covid scare or whatever, I recently just made up my mind to do it. So I asked her to choose among some landscape photos we both had taken over the recent years and she chose one with a sunrise by a lake with some severe angles and shadows. 

To be honest, it wasn't easy to work this small for me, especially now with a less steady hand, but I managed to finish it in one day.  It's not great, but she loves it. Me? I'm not sure. I keep seeing what I don't like, BUT it's just one painting......like losing one game in a season, right? LOL

This is the shot she picked.

And this is how it turned out. I altered the palette a bit to suit Rosa's desire for a lighter, brighter piece, and modified the subject a bit to fit the severely narrow space. I simply have never done anything like this before. I also signed the piece with my full name and for here edited it out.

This is also a good example of how using a photo does not mean you are relying on it. Painting is about choices and for me, the photo is just a starting point.....and no, I did not trace over it or project it onto the panel. I drew it myself with the photo merely as a model. LOL

I now have a subject I have wanted to do for about a year that I now feel ready to undertake. It is a kind of late homage  to my father. It is certainly a subject he would have loved. 

And now in keeping with Art & Kink....and as a treat for those who are getting sick of art lessons on a kinky blog.......




I like this for MANY reasons. First and foremost, the theme resonates with me since I used to take drawings I did when I was young and color in their butts. I also used real models later in life, but never did exactly what happened here. Still I find I identify with the blonde. And the other thing I like is that it feels like an allegory for the revenge of the altered (or captioned) model who did not consent to be altered. 








12 comments:

  1. I love your painting. That is all. It's beautiful!

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  2. WOW I am impressed by your painting! I am green with envy ... I've always said I couldn't draw a straight line with a ruler ... so am always envious of someone who paints/draws/creates...

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    1. Thanks. It is my "thing" so I guess for me, I just see the bad stuff in it. LOL

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  3. Nicely done, you have talent, artistically and otherwise!

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    1. Thanks, Joe, but to be clear, the last series is not mine. I just found it and liked the theme.

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  5. I like the picture, love the painting. Soft colors are perfect. The fact that you did it for your wife makes it all the more beautiful.

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    1. Thanks. This shot was taken at sunset in the Fall but I made it sunrise in Spring instead. And yes, she is very happy.

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  6. I admire your ability to scale to such a narrow space. I am quite awful at "small" -- I admire miniatures because I can't do them myself; I'm much more of a "take up space" person and later worry about framing. To do the opposite would be quite a challenge!

    I like your springtime color interpretation. I also like the original photograph. Both are beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. I'm no expert in miniatures, nor do I intend to paint many (if any) more. You write as if you do some painting yourself. Is your work on your blog?

      BTW, since you seem to like the painting shots, there is one I'll bet you missed due to the deceptive beginning of the post: March 9th's "Still Running". Out of everything I've done recently, that one was something I was very driven to do. Enjoy! and thanks again.

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