I've been messing around yet again with a painting from my early days. I painted it from a photograph that I loved but never could get it to look quite right. It's super campy and fun, but the flowers just didn't turn out and I keep working at it and working at it with no success.
I'm pretty sure there's some rule out there that says no real artist uses sharpies... but I love 'em! I love the cool look I get whenever I use them to add some definition or just a dash or two of sharpness. Oh well, I never really thought of myself as a professional artist anyway, so I'll do as I please!!! The more years I get under my belt, the less rules matter to me at all.
So here are the before, during and after photos of my field of sunflowers painting.
|YIKES! What a mess!!|
|Hmmm, better but still no cigar...|
I lightened the sky, softened the trees and used a black Sharpie to add more definition to the flowers. I wish I could take a better photo because it looks awesome in person, but you get the idea. Here's to breaking all the rules!
"There is no key to happiness, the door is always open."
Linking to: Paint Party Friday