A blog about art, animals and life as a visual artist.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Commissioned Portraits and Hawk WIP
Above are the last two portraits I did for the seven portrait commission. Below is the red tailed hawk that I worked on at the art fair. The hawk is 24 by 18. I like it so far. I am nervous about getting started on the feathers, but looking forward to seeing if I can get it the way I want it also. I used mineral spirits to melt colored pencil on the background. I may modify the bacground some more after I start the feathers.
As I have a portrait commission to redo and a few nonart obligations to get out of the way, I may not get to work on it for a couple of more days. I try to do the things I don't want to do as much first and use the thing I want to do the most as a reward. This strategy of disciplining myself does not always work though because sometimes I procrastinate and thus lose time that I could have spent doing what I preferred to do anyway. I have gotten alot of chores out of the way recently, though, and may just have to reward myself a little anyway soon, even if all the have to's aren't completely done because I am getting that away from working on art withdrawal/crappy feeling.