Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monster Tea Party
I'd be happy to be the first to go, if nobody minds. Not sure if we need to wait for more members to join...or should we just go for it?
Image is pretty small on my monitor, so you might view it at my website for a closer look.
This is acrylic on watercolor paper (140#) piece I finished late last night. The dimensions are 10" x 13". The image was digitally photographed and color-balanced using Photoshop (although I'm still not 100% comfortable with the photo vs. real quality).
The purpose of the piece is strictly to support my portfolio. I'm trying to place more emphasis on color usage in my paintings. Painting is a new animal to me...I've always been a pencil and paper guy. Please let me know how you think I'm handling the color. I'm going for a saturated and contrasting style...not sure if I'm achieving it yet.
I'd also like to know if you all think this could be a good postcard selection. I've been painting and painting for awhile now and feel I'm close to the point of showing to publishers. Do you have a preference for images on my site that you feel would be good to show my style? For me its between this one and the crooked old man. This will be my first postcard, so I want to make the right decision.
I look forward to participating in this group. You all are VERY talented.
Posted by pete at 1:44 PM