Thursday, December 15, 2005
6x8 oil on panel
I was inspired recently by the small paintings on Leif Peng's website. Thanks to Leif, I now know that this style is known as kawaii. I think of it as the HELLO KITTY style. Big heads... and OH so cute! I tried some plein air landscape painting this summer (I haven't got the hang of it yet... but that's another story) and had some small canvas panels and water soluble oil paint setting around. I thought I would have a go at painting SocMo in this style. I am still not very adept at using oils. I could have done something quicker with less mess using Adobe Illustrator... but It IS fun to use an actual brush now and then. What I miss the most is not being able to hit the redo button. I can make endless changes and try out color after color with digits. I have one shot at choosing the correct color when I paint... I CAN'T HANDLE THE PRESSURE! Choosing the background color was a HUGE decision... and I'm still not sure about it. Oh, well....