Friday, September 04, 2009

Crayolas #5 8x10

Here's another crayon painting. I like how the post-it note came out.


Awful Cute Studio: The Spiffiest Place on Earth said...

I like how you arduously got the crayon bunch. I need to develop that level of patience for repitition. Did you use some masking method, or just a steady hand?

How much time did you spend on this?

You've got a good eye.

Jeremy Elder said...

Great job! I think to post-it is great too - nice sense of form and shade.

craigstephens said...

Thanks for the comments!

Awful Cute:
I don't use a masking method. I've never seen one used in oil painting. I think you would end up with too mechanical of an edge that would be pretty uninteresting. I used to be a commercial sign painter but I think just about anyone who can write their name has a steady enough hand to be a good painter. For me the challenge of painting has a lot more to do with making good choices regarding composition and color and then adjusting the piece accordingly. The mechanics of putting the paint down are relatively easy.

This painting took two or three hours to complete. I spent a little bit of time the following day adjusting some minor things.


The post-it was fun. One of the keys was the subtle bit of reflected light to the left of the note. I didn't really notice it until I started trying to paint it.

Awful Cute Studio: The Spiffiest Place on Earth said...

Ah. Oils. I must've missed that part of the description. I've got little space to keep stuff, so I use the acrylics-and-hair-dryer method to speed-paint and it's dry by the time I clean up.