Wuzza's Art Adventure (pic heavy)

Wuzza

long time lurker
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Thought I'd post this to contribute a bit as I'm not playing guitar atm, and to give you 'orrible lot something new to read during lockdown. I've got quite a few paintings done so far, some better than others, some still works in progress, some will be covered over I'm sure, and others already have been but I thought it best to photograph them all so I can see my progress over time. Also means I wont spam any other threads with them. :) (and maybe if I post my fails as well it might inspire someone else to give it a go)

I used to be pretty good at art at school, mainly observational, still life etc., but screwed up my GCSE as I got bored with that and did something out of the box for my exam and ended up with a D. I've doodled now and again over the years, and recently wanted to start drawing, partly inspired by taking up D+D again but I never found the inspiration or entry point to begin. Queue stroke and I found myself with an awful lot of time on my hands where I couldn't physically do much, so a lot of youtubing ensued. Once my recovery was on its way, aided by the fact I moved back in with my folks, and my mom has a craft room, I started to play around with some paints.

This was the first one, followed loosely from a YouTube tutorial. Fortunately it came out pretty well, even though it was quite simple, and gave me the impetus to continue.

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I think if I hadn't been somewhat happy with this, I may well have stopped at this point. After this many ideas jumped through my head and I started a few paintings of different styles.

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Parrot was going to be very loosely done, so this was just colour blocked in. Had a couple of goes with the background and I was never that happy with it. Has since been painted over.

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Wanted a go at expressionism and faces, combined the two with a "study" of Jennifer Anniston. Ok for a first attempt, obviously never finished although still survives. I may go back to it but more than likely will be overpainted now.

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The clown satisfies my darker side. Started as a blending practice with the cloud/smoke. It still lives, I wanted to make him holding an ice-cream, I may go back to this.
 
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Wuzza

long time lurker
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I always thought I would be the sort of painter who strove for realism, as I've always been detail orientated and ultra-picky, although I've always loved expressionism and abstraction but it's something I thought I was too "straight" to be able to do.
This one was as much experimentation as trying to make a finished piece. The idea of what I wanted I think is there, but the finished piece is a bit crap tbh. There was also far too much texture on the canvas to overpaint it, so this was the first one to hit the bin. Still, it was a good learning tool.

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I then went back to a scenic idea, from a random picture I found on the web. (I have tons of these now)

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I was really happy with how 50% of this one turned out. It took a few sittings and reworkings to get it done, but in the end I overworked the left hand tree far too much and it literally looks like thick paint. The red one too, although not to the same extent. Not perfect, but boosted my confidence a little, and at least I was able to recognise where I was going wrong without being too self-critical. (something I've historically struggled to do)
 

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.
#3
I always thought I would be the sort of painter who strove for realism, as I've always been detail orientated and ultra-picky, although I've always loved expressionism and abstraction but it's something I thought I was too "straight" to be able to do.
This one was as much experimentation as trying to make a finished piece. The idea of what I wanted I think is there, but the finished piece is a bit crap tbh. There was also far too much texture on the canvas to overpaint it, so this was the first one to hit the bin. Still, it was a good learning tool.

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I then went back to a scenic idea, from a random picture I found on the web. (I have tons of these now)

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I was really happy with how 50% of this one turned out. It took a few sittings and reworkings to get it done, but in the end I overworked the left hand tree far too much and it literally looks like thick paint. The red one too, although not to the same extent. Not perfect, but boosted my confidence a little, and at least I was able to recognise where I was going wrong without being too self-critical. (something I've historically struggled to do)
They look great mate. You should definitely carry on with it. That clown is creeping me out! :D
 
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