Saturday, May 15, 2010

Elopement Oil Painting WIP

Getting some good headway into an oil painting of the Elopement.
This is being painted in my studio at School 33, which I love. I've been too busy to spend all the time there I want, but it's been great. I'll post some more photos of the space soon.
I'm enjoying doing digital sketches that I then take into traditional medium. It allows me the ability to test things out quickly and make drastic changes.
Ultimately, though, I still love oil and watercolor. They have a quality digital can't reach, though it has its own unique characteristics. It's not just the texture quality or anything like that - those things can be simulated, digitally. It's the reality of it, the weight of a canvas, the object made by human hands that you can live with. Traditional media breathes.
I'll post more as it nears the finish.

2 comments:

Sam Gauss said...

Ha! You posted! This looks amazing, and I completely agree about digital and traditional medium. There's a risk and consequence that digital doesn't have. Digital is great, but the safety about it also takes away some of it's power... If that makes any sense?
But I can't wait to see more of this!

Janice said...

Cool! When's the studio tour?