Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Oldie but goodie #2


What do you do on your daily blog if you haven't painted? Yes, you post an older painting. This was the second still life I ever painted, also in art school (see previous post for description of traditional-style technique).

I enjoyed people's comments about the loose vs. tight painting approach.



The Husband took this little video:


More art on my website: jalapfaff.com

8 comments:

rahina qh said...

loose? tight? which is more diificult? comparing both types and observing both types of artists' works, i would say both have their merits. perhaps there is a necessary development from tight to loose to learn but then that might mean back to tight again. i like this piece, so you have always been talented:) r.

Cathyann said...

Nice trailer. When is the feature film being released?:-)
Lovley still life, Jala.

Laurel Daniel said...

It's fun to see the oldies but goodies! It's so interesting how our processes evolve - each step is really important to the next turn. Thanks for sharing these and the insight into your artistic roots!!!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Jala, your painting is very calming, your husband's voice is wonderful, and your Lynx is delightful. Have a wonderful day.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

What a smart kitty! Thanks so much for the little video. I wouldn't mind more of these, you know ;)

r garriott said...

That is a GREAT little video, Jala. I like *the husband's* mellifluous voice, too.

I've been thinking again about the loose vs. tight painting. What I particularly envy and admire about loose painters is how quickly many are able to bring a painting to completion; in hours vs. days, or days vs. weeks (this coming from a very slow painter who leans, sadly, more to the tight side). This strikes me as a better use of painting time, which always seems limited.

When I look at a 'loose' painter's masterful brushwork I'm invariably fill with awe and envy. I wish I could paint like that. Although truthfully I find tighter painting harder than loose, ‘loose’ just doesn't seem to be...'in' me.

Jane Hunt said...

What a great discussion you've got going here! I always struggle to loosen up (with my painting too - Teehee).
I've enjoyed seeing some of your older pieces and love the video!

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you all so much for your comments. Sorry I've been a bit negligent answering comments individually. You know how life is sometimes...