Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust.
Trying something new. Looked a bit better before i reworked it, but it is all in learning process. I am trying hard to progress to learn new things. I got addicted recently to paynes gray. I am I guess trying to see how it translate to monochrome figure so I can see how I can use it more effectively. Quite like it. I am still moody, just getting better. SAM-e seems to be doing the trick.
While at trying new things I have started working on male figure. I didnt paint Lee in a while so I thought to give it a go. I usually dont like painting men, just Lee is awesome model.
I just started today. This is as much I managed between screams. I like how light plays on his body, and the muscle tone which is not overpowering. Last time I painted Lee was about 6 years ago. It was very dark painting. I still do not know where this one will take me. They usually turn dark because mess I am on the inside.
Hand prints on side are from my two year old.
I am bottling a lot in recently trying hard not to explode. I am hoping painting will let me get it out so no one will find themselves in the path. I am pushing myself hard. I have lots to learn. I am trying to read more books on anatomy but what is frustrating me more than anything are the limitations of acrylic as medium. Some people can achieve miracles with it, I get stuck on basics. I will figure it out eventually. I got recently into acrylic retarder. It still wont let me do what I want to do, but I hope eventually I find the medium that will let me. HA not for blog that was supposed to be professional. LOL Professional what does that mean?!?