Trying to pull together several painting so they can be finished, one for a customer, one for a show and one just for me.
Below you can see several paintings I have sitting about my studio space… I am working on all of them at once…. trying to get them either finished or started. I work this way sometimes because its best to let some paintings sit rather then work on them too long. They become over worked and stagnant if painted for hours and hours. One is an oil painting which I just need a few adjustments and it will be complete… its the water painting with the yellow trees. The next looks like a light blue and purple combination, its also a water painting and we do not know where its going but I have a pastel kinda monet feeling for it so it will start in that direction.
The one on the floor is the one I started yesterday and I will work on it today. Its the only watercolor in the bunch so I’ll have to clean my pallet before I start painting it again.
This painting is finished and will be shipped to the buyer this week, 18″ by 24″ oil on canvas.
18 by 24 oil on canvas, $500.00 This painting is a commission and I just wanted you to see the progress.
A little about the Artist, Caravaggio
Even in his own lifetime Caravaggio was considered enigmatic, fascinating, rebellious and dangerous. He burst upon the Rome art scene in 1600, and thereafter never lacked for commissions or patrons, yet he handled his success atrociously. An early published notice on him, dating from 1604 and describing his lifestyle three years previously, tells how “after a fortnight’s work he will swagger about for a month or two with a sword at his side and a servant following him, from one ball-court to the next, ever ready to engage in a fight or an argument, so that it is most awkward to get along with him.” In 1606 he killed a young man in a brawl and fled from Rome with a price on his head. In 1608 he was involved in another brawl, and yet another in Naples in 1609, possibly a deliberate attempt on his life by unidentified enemies. By the next year,he was dead.
I name all my Koi after Artists, to name a few… Picasso, Cezanne, Monet, O’Keefe, Degas, and Van Gogh
Next year when I’ll be able to figure out if their male and female I’m sure to find a few are female but we’ll figure out what to do do when and if…
This is about 48 by 48 in Oil and it is actually a lot nicer than this because a sky light is reflecting light back into the camera lens making it appear grey… You can see a better picture on my daily blog… http://shantimarie.wordpress.com