Here is the original painting that I created as part of my course work with Leonid Afremov. I painted it as directed and required, but I didn’t love it.
In fact, I’ve looked at it a number of times over the last year or so and considered what I could do to fix it.
Well, I finally decided to just get rid of most of the red.
And here it is.
I have to say, I much prefer the piece now. I like how the bold reds are just barely seen. They provide a depth to the blues and greens, but are not so over powering!
And now I can say that this piece is mine!
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Over the last couple of paintings, I feel like I have found my go to painting palette. I really like the heavy use of greens, blues and yellows. Limiting the palette has actually opened up my paintings in a new and fresh way. My painting mentor Leonid Afremov uses EVERY color with lots of reds, and it totally works for him. But it didn’t work for me. So get ready to see a lot of paintings without red!
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I’ve had this big 2’x4′ canvas sitting around for a while. It had a light pink splatter on it and was screaming for something fun.
So this morning, I had some downtime during my conference, so I painted this runner girl.
I’ve got an entire series in mind now… wouldn’t it be fun to do silhouettes of a girl hurdling or a girl kicking a soccer ball… yeah, lots of ideas, not much time.
I painted this Saturday afternoon after a 10 mile run.
It is oil on canvas with a palette knife.
I’m hoping to get a quality photograph of it on fine art america soon!