Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Realizing I Need to Learn More.

Last couple days I have been floundering with my painting. I think mainly because I'm not letting myself slow down enough. At least for me when I paint or need to brain storm, I need a pretty big chunk of time. A couple hours by myself to really get into my work. I'm having a hard time right now trying to figure out the prospective. The paper airplane with whirlybird is throwing me off. Not only is he going to be swinging out at an angle, he is coming towards us, on the left hand side. I have a little bit of drawing skills,but not enough. I do fairly well painting from a photo and copying it. When it's all coming straight from the imagination, it takes a lot more. Doing paintings in this manner is new to me. I have been thinking that I probably need to take another drawing class this next semester. I need to refresh some skills and just basically dial in on my weaknesses. Sometime soon here, I do need to let myself become one with this piece and maybe I can figure somethings out.

7 comments:

Jake lara said...

Perhaps of you photograph the under side of an umbrella or a see through umbrella, the spokes would have the perspective you need, you could also attached little paper airplanes to the ends. Anyway I think making it somehow in 3D and photographing it might be an idea.

Bob said...

You're the artist. Whatever comes out of your brush is your interpretation of the subject. Picasso, Miro`, Chagall . . . et al, put the "as we see it" world out the window and created one all their own. Don't let whether or not the subject you paint is as it is, as we see it in real life. If all art was like that this medium would become so boring . . . like jazz music is to you. :)

Let your brush fly, Laroo.

Gray said...

I wish I had 1/4 your talent. =)

La Roo said...

Jake, I've tried to do something similar to that using a wooden dowel, string, and paper airplane. I just am not getting the right angle in photographing it. I need to try doing it some more. I just get frustrated if it doesn't work in the first couple trys. I need to be patient and do it again.

Bob, I do understand where you are coming from. But I just have a vision for what I want and that isn't easily being passed from my thoughts into my hands. I do believe that I have some thought provoking ideas which aren't so boring. It's just applying them the way I see it.

Gray, you are very sweet. Everybody has creativity, it's just in different ways. You have a great talent for writing and I'm envious of that.

Bob said...

Have you thought about LSD? Altered the way I looked at life.....people, things......myself.....

Jake lara said...

I'd be scared to do LSD incase I was one of those few people where it changed my mind in a way I didn't want, then I'd be stuck with trying to fix what can't be repaired. I think if you eat healthy, keep away from chemicals and just live life you can slowly take your mind in the direction of enlightenment and keep it healthy.

MarquisdGore said...

I think Bob is leading you in the right direction. What you paint, how you see it and the end result are what matters.Forget worrying about how to do it and just do what you feel.
I would not recommend the LSD that is available today. If you could somehow find some from the '60's then by all means, Blue Cheer and Orange Sunshine would bring enlightenment beyond your imagination.
As for Jake's fears. The only people who had bad trips with acid (in my experience) were the ones whose minds were not properly functional in the first p;lace. I did it 23 times and I miss it. I no longer have the time or the correct drug to even attempt it again. New versions are not the same.
I've been an artist since my first box of crayons. You just need to develop your self confidence a little further - almost to the point of arrogance about your abilities. Never done that kind of artwork before, so what? Do it anyway.
Sounds to me like you need one lesson in perspective to get your airplane right. A whole class is a waste of your time.

If you can find it, a book by Joeseph C. Gibby contains grids that will help you draw in any perspective you need and the theory of perspective is explained in plain english. It's a very thin book,maybe 40 pages, published in the '60's.