Top image is my painting. Lower image is my inspiration.
We all know that the road to finding ourselves as artists is a long and winding one. Recently, I've come to see myself as an expressionist and definitely a colorist. That may change with my next painting, but for now it's the challenge that keeps me coming back to my studio every chance I get.
This morning was the first time I felt the painting was evolving (for better or worse) as I had intended. I've added multiple layers of blue glaze to the people, and an orange/yellow glaze to the areas not in shadow. (The orange color doesn't show on camera very well.)
The clouds still need work.
I think I'm going to do one more layer of blue glaze. I love that with each layer the contrast between light and shadow becomes greater.
The final touch will be some golden highlights on hair and arms.
Not sure how I feel about this, but I'm enjoying the challenge.