Mar 2, 2010

Gold: Part II

I love painting, and any day I paint is a good day. The studio really is my favorite place to be, especially since someone invented the iPod and Bose docking station. Anyways...

*sigh* I'm tired. I'm looking at this painting right now and am not in love with it. I was really into it earlier today, but now I'm not so sure. I've come to that frustrating place again, and that place is stuck between "seeing the painting finished in my mind" and "seeing it finished on the easel." I'm a fast painter, but sometimes I wish I were even faster. "Patience, grasshopper." I know, I know...

One thing I am COMPLETELY in love with, however, are horizontal lines. Give me lots of them. I love them all.




GOLD. Beautiful, warm sun.



3 comments:

Susan Roux said...

At first glance, your 3 bands of color look the same width. I know they aren't, but they give that impression. Maybe that's what's bothering you...?

I love the gold and the ...strokes? ...palette knife? So rich and creamy!

Cristall Harper said...

Susan, yes, you are right about the proportions - that is one thing that I have to get right, and it's not right quite yet. I want the 3 bands to be equal and they're slightly off, and when things are close but a bit off, it makes me crazy.
Palette knife and brush strokes mixed together. Love it.
Thanks for your comment.

Rebekah said...

I noticed the same thing about the band width. But all in all, it's coming together nicely. Gold is such a warm delicious color. And i don't think I know anyone who paints faster than you- and there are several painters on my mom's side. =)