As a portrait sculptor, detail has always been very important to me, but I love loose, Impressionistic work and am trying to get there with my paintings. Yesterday, I painted along with my teacher for the first time, which forced me to be LOOSE because she's FAST!! She went from blank canvas to finished, beautiful painting in less than an hour! I kept up fairly well, but going so fast forces you to be loose. It's interesting to see the difference between the loose painting of yesterday (the partially completed iris painting) versus the carefully painted ones I've done before like "Joyful" on the right. The iris painting is very much in the "uglies" stage. It will be beautiful when I'm done with it!
In sculpture news, "Focus" is now in bronze, just getting his final polish and then on to the patinas! I can't wait to see the finished piece!
Self-taught sculptor Lynda Sappington ventured into palette knife painting during the Covid quarantine. She is enjoying her classes with Jennifer Vranes and the Let's Dabble Club. Her paintings show her exuberant love of color.
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