Thursday, August 20, 2009

sandy koufax painting part two

I think this is the first time that I've ever followed through on a two part blog post. Anyway I thought I'd would show the progress I've made on my Sandy Koufax painting as well as show some of the other stuff that I've done in the past.

First I'm going to show how far along I've gotten on the Koufax painting.

Basically all I've done is rearrange the pitching arm and add a little detail to the figure. Oh yeah, I also added the background "people".

I'm not crazy about the figure in general. Mostly I do a more impressionistic style of painting. You saw this one behind the Koufax painting in the last blog entry. Nearmint mentioned wanting to see more of my paintings.

Here is an example of one of those paintings. Just some girl.

The only part that I really love about this one is the face. The eyes especially are what I like about this painting.

So far in the Koufax painting I haven't really gone all out with the wilder impressionistic stuff. Some might say it leans a little bit more with post-impressionism or Expressionism, but I slept through most of my art history classes, so what do I know?

Here is a detail of his face. It's okay, but it doesn't really look like him.

The ball is kind of cool, I guess.

I was into painting butterflies at one point in my life. I did a lot of these.

A friend of mine from Indonesia told me something about an old saying that if you see a butterfly on your wall that you will have people come over to visit you soon. She mentioned that because I had come over to her house to watch a movie. I thought it was a good idea to just paint some butterflies and maybe I would have some visitors. It didn't really work.

Oh well, that's all I've got for now. If I continue on with the painting I might update it sometime. Usually I only take an hour or so on a painting and that's it. So far with the Koufax one I've spent about 3 or 4 hours on it in two different sessions. That's a first for me I think.


Collective Troll said...

Wow! You are good and you work quick! I love the Koufax, can't believe how quick you made that happen! Great work!

nearmint said...

Thanks for the follow-up, especially the full picture of the girl. It made me think of Gauguin's "Woman Holding a Fruit." Nice work!

Jeremy said...

Thanks Marck! I worked pretty fast on it I guess. I might play around with it a little more, but I'm afraid at this point I might mess it up.

@Nearmint It does look a little like the Gauguin painting. They both have yellow skin tones and the way she's holding the fruit is sort of the same.

Thanks for the comments and checking out my blog guys.

tastelikedirt said...

Nice work!

Jeremy said...

Thanks TasteslikeDirt! I'm glad you liked them.