So I pretty much finished this painting last night.
I think I could keep picking at it for another week but thank goodness for deadlines. I now no longer have anymore time left to do much of anything except frame it and ship.
I wish I could really get a good idea about how I feel about this but I just don't know. It's all so new to me.
Here are a few things to consider though...
The Zombie painting is only the third painting in oil that I've ever done. I took a pet portrait class and painted a Pug two summer's ago. It was on canvas and took a week. I learned a lot!
That was my first painting...
Then there was the Little Girl Hugging a Bee painitng:
That was a small painting only about 5 x 7 with lots of tiny brush strokes. I liked painting tiny details!
Now there is this:
This is 11 x 14 painting on wood.
It is the first time really painting people.
Heck I never even draw people...let alone paint them.
It had a lot of challenges. I worked from a blurry old black & white image. I had to make up the colors. I had to recreate parts that were unclear. I had to really think about how a Zombie Bunny might look if his costume broke open & his guts started oozing
Overall? Not bad I guess.
And not terrible for showing at a gallery...I hope. UGH!
I just don't want to look like an embarrasement in comparrison to the other painter's works. I just hope it's good enough to NOT stand out. My hope is that it fits in with the other's. That no one thinks that it looks immature. (Because let's be honest-I am immature when it comes to this kinda thing)
I will frame it today, carefully pack it up and ship it to Last Rites Gallery in New York for the Opening May 25th.
So, What Next??? As for painting? I will start work on the next group of paintings based on the Number 3 and see where I go from there. I can only wish I can get to show my paintings again soon.
I really liked working for a prupose. I am grateful to my dear friend and mentor Travis for his enouragement and wisdom. He is the reason this even exhists...