Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Light of the World


Lately I find myself drawn to the richness of color found within those subtle shifts of hue.    


I seem to be paying more attention to how the light can change the entire mood of an object.  



Since finishing up my first Farragoz project that I shared with you here, I decided to use the techniques I have learned and apply them to a quick little painting that I was able to finish, in between working on my second Farragoz project, a clock face, which I will be sharing with you in a later post.   

But first, I wanted to show you some splashes of color we are still enjoying in our part of the world during our daily walks.  Both of these were taken this past Sunday on Ocean Avenue in Sorrento.  

  

  
Now for my quick project.  Below is a framed print on a board I found at a local thrift store for $2 that I ended up using for this makeover.   




I decided to do another painting, using some techniques I have learned from the online course: The Art of Patina given by Farragoz.com.  I was offered this course in exchange for blogging about my experience along the way.  This time I did a version of the "Light of the World" painting of Christ as a child.   There are 8 layers of paint and stain on my board.  The first 4 layers are the gesso paint that was used as a primer.  The other 4, were oil stains, each in a different color.




A few minutes later, after some tweaking, a much different version began to emerge.  A less blond and a much younger child version seemed to unfold.  




I have decided to share my progress with you even though it may or may not be finished yet.  I will let it set for a while, as I am discovering that tweaking it here and there can really change up the entire mood of a piece. Knowing when to stop is one of my challenges.  One thing that is so much fun about this course, is the ability to apply the techniques you learn to different projects.  Just in case you want to learn more about this course, I have included a link up at the top of my sidebar.  It is highly addictive and very empowering to learn how to make your own paints and oil stains from scratch, and then learn the techniques to apply them to create your own masterpiece.  Who knows, I may even sign this one when I am finished.  

10 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Quite interesting - I never thought of paintings that way. Usually I have a subject in mind and then I stop there - it sure broadens your horizons to think differently. Great project!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Quite interesting - I never thought of paintings that way. Usually I have a subject in mind and then I stop there - it sure broadens your horizons to think differently. Great project!

Crown of Beauty said...

The photos of the wine and the grapes are so beautiful, and so is your art project pictured above. The splashes of fall colors are simply amazing. If it is so beautiful here on earth, I wonder what heaven must be like. Enjoyed this post, Lili...

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Lili, You are a natural at this new adventure and yes sign all your creations. Love the colors of Fall . . . those are the colors of my home year around. Good find at the thrift shop, don't you just love that when find something you really like for practically nothing. Enjoy the beautiful weather up your way . . . Blessings, xo

GaleM said...

Girl, I can't wait to get up there and play with you!!! I can't wait to get a trowel in your hand and see you go to funky town with it!!! :-D xoxo This is a beautiful work in progress!!! Keep going as it speaks to you!!!

GaleM said...

Girl, I can't wait to get up there and play with you!!! I can't wait to get a trowel in your hand and see you go to funky town with it!!! :-D xoxo This is a beautiful work in progress!!! Keep going as it speaks to you!!!

Tania Rossouw said...

Wow, Lili! What a surprise! I'm so happy to see that you can put what you've learned in the FARRAGOZ course, to such good use and create such an amazing piece after completing only the first module! You're a star!

Country Girl said...

I love that you're stretching yourself and learning this wonderful new technique. I am liking your progress.

Artcramps said...

Wow, I followed Villabarnes while going thru her course, and loved all she did, yours is fantastic too. I just might have to take these classes, next summer....too busy now, but loving your progress. Keep posting the changes.

Pearl Maple said...

your paintings are lovely as is those beautiful photos of the play of light and color with the change of seasons