I have four oil paintings that I am currently working on. Two Pear paintings and two rose paintings. This one is the closest to being completed. It feels to serious and somber. The pear on the right looks really bottom heavy. I'm excited to see how it finishes.
3/D Caterpillar ~ Butterfly
8.25 x 14.5 x 1.25
Watercolor painted & mounted on
Arches 300 lb cold press paper
The little caterpillar is crawling through life feeling tired and cold, it crawls into a little sleeping bag and goes to sleep. The next day he wakes up flying across the Sierra Madre as a beautiful butterfly.
Self Portraits are interesting. I guess portraits can be translated in many different ways, this one I did of myself while looking in the mirror. Quite dissapointing because I'm largely a vain person, so why wouldn't I draw myself as beautifully as I'm able. Here is what my fellow artist had to say on that.
I once was told by my 101 drawing instructor Dr. Hawk that we have a tendency to draw ourselves out of proportion, and exaggerate every line on our face, making ourselves look much older then we are, and some what like an alien. After studying under him for a few semesters his suggestion was to work from a photograph and not a mirror. There is a tendency to stare at ourselves and not see the light we hold. Those word of wisdom have really helped me. Best of luck and keep on drawing.