Thursday, June 14, 2007

Memories in the Weeds

Cathy Cooksey

This is the type of work I normally do. I am a self-taught artist and I have not been able to find an instructor to help me improve on what I already know. They want me to start all over again. I do this for an income and I certainly don't want to mess up what I already can do.

I think Plein Aire may be a way for me to learn more without doing damage to my own technique.

I had my first try at it a few days ago . See the post dated June 12th. It was fun.

I will try to post it tommorrow.


Lori said...

You can't improve on perfection, you don't need instruction, you are doing just fine. This painting is wonderful, absolutely perfect! Fine values, composition, colors, draftsmanship. It has a nice feeling and mood too.


Fawn said...

I agree with Lori. I thought this was a photograph!

cathy cooksey said...

That's the problem , a lot of people don't want it to look like a photograph , they want it to look like a painting, so I would like to learn , both ways.

Lori said...

There do seem to be two types of people, my husband likes things to look like photos. He complains if my palm trees get "blobby." I like things loose. But I like doing both too. After doing two tight, detailed commissions I am ready to cut loose.

Big brushes, and/or big knives, little to middle size canvas or panel. Time limit. No way is it going to look like a photo.