Sunday, November 16, 2008

Walking in the Rain--Figurative Oil Painting

I had so much fun with my last upside down painting, that another one found its way onto my easel. Looking at my reference upside down seems to ease my anxiety and actually results in a reasonable outcome. Forgetting that something is a leg, an arm, or a head and not worrying about getting it just right releases the anxiety I feel when trying to paint figures. This painting is 6x10 inches which was an ideal shape for this little composition.
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4 comments:

VanDerHoekArt said...

These figure paintings turned out really well! I see a distinct style to them that is wonderful. I'd love to see you do more!

Nancy Merkle said...

Thanks--I appreciate the encouragement. They were so much fun; I'm sure I'll be doing some more. :)

Kala Pohl Studio said...

I follow you and look forward to your posts. Love every painting that you do. You are right about not worrying too much about things when it comes to figure painting:)

Nancy Merkle said...

Thank you! I appreciate your kind words.