Sunday, May 22, 2011

First Post

This church was a commission for a lady - it's not complete. Originally, I was going to add more trees...but the lady saw this piece in progress and wanted it at this stage!
I had a lot of fun painting this still life because I painted it with my friends, my group - the DPC (Dirty Palette Club)! The halmet belongs to my friend Dave, the Arizona bottle might have been mine, the oranges and lemons were kind of already there, and the rest of the stuff came from my friend Mike's studio. We put this still life together rather quickly but painting it took at least three four hour sessions.

I repainted this portrait so many times - at least 7!

Okay, so this is a truer color of the portrait - can you see the difference? One was photographed with artificial light and the other with natural light - the cleanest light you can possibly use for photographing (that I know of) - wanna be real extreme with "pure" light (hehe), you can work with North light, like them old masters used to do. This contemporary artist/photographer, Hiroshi Sugimoto, works with natural light: - He is inspired by the old masters, but also by the Surrealist and Dadaist movements; he highly admires Marcel Duchamp.


  1. Great first post! Welcome to the world of Blogging!

  2. I ADORE your paintings, Alinashka! I really wish I had as much talent as you in all things artsy ;) But you know, not everyone is born with good looks and amazing art skills on top of the dance and musical skills. Ahem! Anyways, you know I've always been a fan of your artwork! I still have all our notes from Hilltop lol. I'm going to keep them until I DIE! They'll be expensive one day, don't I know it! Haha <3