Thursday, April 1, 2010

Swan painting and my painting style developing more.

Here is a further update from my latest painting. It is almost finished. I have done a slight bit of manipulation of the colour on the computer to make it reflect reality, due to the light I took the photo in, as the reality is not so dull. Anyway, this is showing that I still have some work to do on the upper part of the background. I have used a bit of free expression in the brushstrokes in the water and other areas - so the design of the swirls is similar to lines I often make in my handwriting. I can't help it, it's just my style coming through. If you are interested in painting a similar painting, then it is most likely you will fall into your own style naturally and it won't be the same. I can't change my painting style easily and actually I quite like the way it turns out. Some people say that they can recognise my paintings instantly from my brushstrokes, so that can't be a bad thing. I want to be unique from other artists. Anyhow, if you like to see my swirling style, have a look at "In the Desert of the blue Stones". That really shows it. I hope you will comment on this work, to let me know what you think of current progress. I am really trying hard to make this a great painting! The lower half is just about finished. Soon, I will post the full finished version. Enjoy this current glimpse of my progress. Happy Easter to everyone! Jim