Sunday, December 22, 2013

Painting video diary VIII

Note: Video via link to webstagram looks better to me than the blogger player. Longer videos on my process and other projects are at http://www.youtube.com/creativespiritworks Follow my progress at https://www.facebook.com/Artwork.MollieKellogg My completed paintings are at http://www.molliekellogg.com


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Painting video diary III: Who is in control? Went back and did a second pouring - the the figures in the large painting did not have enough texture on their skin. I also poured some brighter colors on their hair and also on the sunset and flowers on the girl on the chair. Pouring where I might have previously started blocking with a brush to keep in line with my objective to keep these loose.
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/p/592724750389688069_246785972#A1ob6efjUb8Mx1qR.99
Painting video diary VIII. I really like the results of the first painting, but that said, I do not think I have arrived where I wanted to be with this series of four paintings I am documenting. My original goal to be looser has been achieved, but I think I miss-set my goal. My revised aim is to maintain some of the rawness of the underpainting while still completing what feels like a finished work.


Previously posted:
Painting video diary I http://web.stagram.com/p/590858367334823506_246785972
Painting video diary II http://web.stagram.com/p/591495782357481036_246785972
Painting video diary III http://web.stagram.com/p/592724750389688069_246785972
Painting video diary IV http://web.stagram.com/p/601032929389262300_246785972
Painting video diary VI http://web.stagram.com/p/606110443727959682_246785972
Painting video diary III: Who is in control? Went back and did a second pouring - the the figures in the large painting did not have enough texture on their skin. I also poured some brighter colors on their hair and also on the sunset and flowers on the girl on the chair. Pouring where I might have previously started blocking with a brush to keep in line with my objective to keep these loose.
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/p/592724750389688069_246785972#A1ob6efjUb8Mx1qR.99

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Video Diary IV, V, VI, VII

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VIDEO DIARY IV

Painting video diary IV: When to stop? It is a pattern: I want to keep painting but I am tired. The natural light is gone, and my studio lighting isn't cutting it... But I keep painting, every time. Only the morning sun can acquit or condemn my late night actions.


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VIDEO DIARY V

Painting video diary V: This is the love hate phase filled with celebratory moments quickly stifled by self doubt. I think I am close. Still not done are hands, some shading on the legs and a little work on the flowers in the background, plus ongoing finessing (until I take it away from myself.) When I look at her face through the viewfinder she looks more harsh. In person, every angle and location changes her, in part due to the texture and metallic underpainting.


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VIDEO DIARY VI  
Painting video diary III: Who is in control? Went back and did a second pouring - the the figures in the large painting did not have enough texture on their skin. I also poured some brighter colors on their hair and also on the sunset and flowers on the girl on the chair. Pouring where I might have previously started blocking with a brush to keep in line with my objective to keep these loose.
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/p/592724750389688069_246785972#A1ob6efjUb8Mx1qR.99

Painting video diary VI: Why painting is a pain. Eight hours ago I just had to do the finishing touches to the hands and background... At one point I had to kick Todd out of the studio because he was having a freakout that I was getting too tight. I had to put on my grown-up voice and say, "What are you doing in here?!" After he left I freaked out and wiped off the background and started over. Will I like it in the morning? That is always the question.


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VIDEO DIARY VII
Painting video diary III: Who is in control? Went back and did a second pouring - the the figures in the large painting did not have enough texture on their skin. I also poured some brighter colors on their hair and also on the sunset and flowers on the girl on the chair. Pouring where I might have previously started blocking with a brush to keep in line with my objective to keep these loose.
Read more at http://web.stagram.com/p/592724750389688069_246785972#A1ob6efjUb8Mx1qR.99

Painting video diary VII: Have fun? Gosh, I hope it's done. I will know in a couple days when it stops pulling my eye to areas that need tweaking. Did I meet my objective to be looser? Yes... and no. Maybe 'looser' isn't the right word now. Maybe 'raw' is better. I will focus on the remaining small painting next to see how it can still evolve before taking on the two larger canvases.