I plan to post current paintings on my blog site. I'm not much of a writer but I do love to paint. I do oils and pastels and I teach workshops. I plan to sometimes post demos and talk about how to create a painting as well.
Please check out my website at www.alineordman.com
This was my demo this morning. I was showing that not always doing a finished drawing in the beginning can allow for the looseness of adding and carving the shape in order to create the image. I feel sometimes that if I draw the figures completely first then I'm coloring in rather than making decisions about lost and found edges
Morning demo...8 x 10 oil on board. Talked about a few things...that the foreground and everything behind it can't compete...and that all those whit boats can't be the same. I put the photo reference below so you can see the amount of simplification and editing. A photo should inspire but not control you