How realistic ? How faithful to what I see ? What pleases me when it's complete ? Is it the hard effort of a finely rendered work ( yes) ? Is it the heroics of a few lines and good design-thinking which propel beautiful shapes ( yes!).. Is it the quality of the stroke of the paint and how it meshes and mingles with the paint nearby ? ( absolutely yes)..
I am blessed to have studied under amazing artists - and many of them - while having similar roots ( Ted Seth Jacobs and Frank Reilly seem like the primogenitors largely) they each have an aesthetic - and they are ALL valid. These slightly shifting aesthetics argue in my head as I work sometimes ( often ? always ?); and I am working to create a more singular aesthetic for what I do. How long will this take ? All my days I should think...
If you read this far - you are kind. You probably feel some of these things as well ( but based on your own path and trajectory). Some current thinking - below - A figure based on several references - Acrylic paints on watercolor paper. 12" x 16"
|"Wuthering Heights 2014"|