Saturday, July 18, 2009

the evolution of a painting...


sketch & background beginnings...

easel I

on the easel II ~ changes taking place...

in progress ~ full version

closer

closer II

still in progress

by the time I took this pic this morning she was getting camera shy, she'd had enough, so in progress she remains...

image is 11 x 14 acrylic on canvas...

the evolution of a painting...



this painting was/is being created while listening to the soulful music of Melissa Etheridge, which can be found via my playlist below...

6 comments:

Laura said...

Calli, I admire your skill and technique..and watching as each painting unfolds. Thank you for sharing the process with us. I love this one...can't wait to see it finished. I like the colors that you are using. They give a sense of earth and grounding.
peace my sister of soul..or SOS;)
Laura
P.S great music! we have similar tastes in that too!

wylde otse said...

wow. thanks. I picked up some free books on art...one on the technique of painting from photographs (he usually uses several photographs, when he can).

the evolution of a painting...
Genesis II

Steve E. said...

What a gift you give us, Calli this progression of your work. It's almost as a violinist explaining (while he is playing) his thought-filled soul, the very secret of his inner self--which in some cases, is closeness to God.

Oooops! I didn't mean to become spiritual here...but in reality, are not creation of paintings, music, dance, poetry, writing architecture--are not all these gifts of our Creator?

Calli said...

Laura my (sos)~ thank you for such generous words. my skill and technique? i am self-taught and just go with what feels right for me. i am feeling my way thru vs. thinking. you do the same and that is why your work is so lovely. (i am loving these colours too!) need to re-vamp her hair, forehead and work the background more...:) thx on the music! love Melissa, used to go see her long before she was well known.

wylde otse~ hey good for you, get those paints and canvas out! you'll love it!

Steve~ ty! for such a lovely comment. the spiritual is where we come from my dear and where i create from, indeed, so mention of said 'spiritual' is perfectly fine with me. it is 'who' we are...:)

have a lovely sunday...
~Calli

Karen said...

I love seeing the evolution of this soulful lady. I love the background on this and seeing the closeups allows us to see the texture of the strokes. Lovely.

Where was the poem? I'm going back to see if I can find it.

Chuck Dilmore said...

wow - so intricate, Calli!
thanks for the glimpse of her evolution!
i sense another masterpiece.

peace~