Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Details and process cont'd

Y'day I worked on the turkeys. For quite some time and this is as far as I've gotten. At least they look more like turkeys and less like geese.

I also changed the colors of the hens.

Worked on the faces. Realized Mom's head seems too small for her body.


My current palette. Some kind of plastic container lid.

14 comments:

Cris in Oregon said...

This is coming along. It DOES seem to take forever to work on something in oils doesnt it? I seem to keep going over and over something but then all of a sudden it is done. I still havent finished my sheep painting. been to busy. Keep up the good work and have fun doing it.

Cris in Oregon said...

BTW...Thanks for the Anniversary wish this morning. :)

Mim said...

I think this is going to be wonderful, love the colors and the whole compostion.

Britt-Arnhild said...

A bright palette which makes me happy and playful :-)

katie jane said...

Turkeys seem like a hard subject to paint. I commend you for your perserverance.

Forever Young said...

this is looking great so productive, i'd love to paint that palette, those colours are vibrant.

Honour said...

Suki - thanks for dropping by my blog! I left some comments for you on your poem below and also the answer to your question is back on my blog. I also have to thank you for providing a link to Elizabeth's blog - I love Marrakesh. I've enjoyed looking at your turkey portraits! A long time ago, I had to write a paper on turkey behaviors (which meant long days spent with turkeys) ... your work brought back some enjoyable (and not so enjoyable) memories! ha ha :)

Cestandrea said...

Hi Suki,love to watch your progress on this painting, which is already beautiful, nice palette!

sukipoet said...

Cris, I love oils though. They are so forever changeable and so buttery in texture. i think my main problem is seeing, as an artist and observer. It takes me a long time too to see what I need to do in a painting.

Mim, thanks. Others have commented on composition in my paintings. That's one thing that sort of just happens, I don't think much about that part. But the colors and shapes I do work hard at.

Britt-arnhild, I guesss the palette is bright although my colors look dull to me sometimes when I see the whole picture. It is interesting.

Katie--one of my better traits is perseverence. I read a comment once that talent is plentiful, perseverence rare. And it is the perseverence I think that moves one along although maybe slowly. The turtle pace, you know. I sometimes try things that are difficult three, four plus times. Till finally it either works or I chuck it.

thanks FY. YOur colors are often bright and cheerful too me thinks.

honor--I thank you for stopping by and will check out yr comments on my poem directly. I chuckle at the idea of writing a paper on turkey behaviors. We have a gaggle of wild turkeys that cross through the field fairly often so I get to observe them but at a distance.

Thanks Andrea. The encouragement I receive from yourself and others helps me plod onward. Hurrah.

Cath said...

Hi Suki! I really love what's happening in this painting. The colors and soft focus are very peaceful. I wouldn't worry about proportions. The head looks fine to me and the painting is so evocative.

human being said...

i love this painting...there is something in it making me so calm... i love the woman's posture...

your pallette is very cute...

sukipoet said...

Cath, thanks for stopping by. I clicked on your name and got nothing but I'll try again. Thanks for the reassurance about proportions. Usually I make heads too big but often when I change the painting to what I think are better proportions I ruin the painting.

hb i think the little plastic top palette makes me feel more like a child and as if I'm playing. Good attitude to have when creating I think.

marianne said...

Great work Suki. The turkey is really getting real!
love the palette, looks like a glass stained mandala to me

sukipoet said...

Marianne, that's so funny that you see a mandala in the little palette. I threw it away, as it was getting too crowded but now I wish I'd pressed a sheet of paper against it to get the pattern.