It is quite fascinating to me how I am developing different styles in the different media I now work in.
In my paintings I've developed my own folksy style that is influenced by other things I learn, but still stays recognizable. I'm still working on this larger painting above - I hope to finish her today or tomorrow.
When I draw, I work much more realistically. I had found a beautiful old hand-colored photo of Daniel's mother and tried to make a drawing with some acrylic washes in the same vintage tones that were on the photo. It came out pretty nicely, but she does look a little different than on the photo - her face should be a little rounder and less long and her eyes a bit smaller. I think I'll try again...just for fun!
And then in my etching class, I really want to work more abstractly and moodier than in my other art.
These are the latest prints on good paper that I'm handing in today.
They turned out beautifully I think. I'm not sure what my professor will say, but I'm quite pleased. The one above is named "Leaving Safety" as most of you probably know from my earlier post, and I called the one below "Approaching Storm" as it looks sort of stormy to me.
Now I'm headed upstairs to my studio to paint for a bit before going to etching class.