Friday, January 4, 2013

First Impression (4 of 30) and some Notes at the end...

9x12, Oil on Linen, $75
If you know me and my love of art history, you know I am fond of the impressionists.  This painting had an impressionistic feel from the beginning and I love how it turned out.  It seems as though the colors are pure and the most important and the objects are in a somewhat dreamy state.  I hope you like it.

Notes: Things I'm learning in the 30 in 30 challenge.

by Trisha Lyons Ansert  (Updates will be published as I go...)
1   To make checklists of things I repeatedly do such as posting art to my blog.

2   To finish all parts of a painting before showing it to the public.

3   Never throw away a perfectly good canvas with a perfectly bad painting on it.
Reuse it and many times the new painting benefits from the old color below.

4   Photograph your painting in good light and save to a card. Then go to the computer
and look at it. There is something about looking at the painting on the computer that
will alert you to things you may not have seen otherwise. Hipefully, it is an easy fix.
Also bring your actual painting in to compare with the image on your computer and adjust
it to look as much like the painting as possible. Sometimes the coloring on the camera
photo is too cool and it does not look like the actual painting, for example.
Never enhance the picture of your painting to look different from the painting, we all
know this can be done with all the picture apps out there today. If you are putting
your painting out there on the web to sell it, it needs to look like what the purchaser
will be getting, get it? Haha... happy painting.


Dottie Leatherwood said...

Beautiful composition and color!Just dreamy!

Patricia Lyons Ansert said...

thanks was great to paint something I liked so much...

Laurel Alanna McBrine said...

Good advice, Patricia - and a lovely floral too :)

silentwitness said...

LOVELY painting, Trish! I love how the edges dissolve and become lost in many areas. The colors are sumptuous! Thanks for the tips!!!!