Friday, January 18, 2013

A Tale of Two Legs

A Tale of Two Legs

"A Tale of Two Legs," 36x24, oil paint, Painting I, Fall 2012

______My goodness, it's been a long week.  A long week indeed.  It went by as slow as a turtle would with a vending machine on its back.  Maybe even two vending machines.  But the first week of any semester at college is always like that for me; it always takes me a while to get used to everything and figure out a new routine, and until I can figure that out, I'm usually this stressed out mess of a person, and I have the tendency to hole myself away in my dorm room and forgo human contact until I feel safe and "on schedule" for the day.

______Before my inevitable return to college, I was able to snap a few pictures of some final art things.  That being said, I present to you precious citizens the final oil painting which I completed during my previous semester at college.  My dad named it because he is super clever and can always think of super clever titles such as this one.  I hadn't ever used oil paint before I took this class, but after suffering through a semester of it, I learned to embrace it.  I learned much of underpaintings and other oil paint-based techniques, and my brain was able to sponge up many puddles of artsy information.  Though oil painting takes a little extra time to set up and put away, it definitely has many advantages over acrylics--the paint is brighter and smoother, it doesn't dry as quickly so you can continuously work on different sections of it, and after a while, the turpentine gets to you and the Bob Marley music playing in the background doesn't seem as obnoxious as it did before.

A Tale of Two Legs Detail2A Tale of Two Legs Detail

25 comments:

E said...

Oh I love this! It reminds me of Luis Jimenez, who is one of my faves.

Well... said...

I always love your art posts Ali - haha, and the Tale of Two Legs is pretty creative! I had to stare at it for a moment haha
Ugh, school starts for me next week, along with work. I'm not sure I'm ready either...

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Sam said...

Hi Ali, you are an incredible talent, I can see you set up your gallery some day soon! The depth and shading in your painting is amazing.

Nicole Brown said...

I did not know you were an artist! Wow! I don't know much about art but i enjoyed looking so thanks for sharing! :)

LyddieGal said...

I think your paintings are so wonderful and creative!

Learning a new schedule and routine can always feel overwhelming at first, but soon enough it will be like second nature, and you will forget you were ever stressed out about it to begin with.

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Bodil Huisman said...

Wow. I really love this painting, you are very talented. Your dad helpen you chose the right title, love it!

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mademoiselle mode said...

perfect painting ^^
incredible talent girl :)

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Olga Zgonnik said...

loving this post! amazing pictures, wow!

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Isquisofrenia said...

oh wow very interesting, your so awesome

Miss Z said...

Hello dear!
Lovely blog !
Do you want follow each other?
Kisses!

Rose-et-Violet said...

You are an amazing artist. I always love the things you post!

-Violet

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Francesca said...

Those are beautiful, you are so talented! Amazing!

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Boheme.Fille said...

Wow, such an amazing painting! You're a true artist! :)

Lily said...

Oh my goodness--you are just so talented! I've always wanted to try oil--is it very difficult? I love all the detail!

Wren KW said...

I love your artwork posts. This is so beautiful and full of motion.

And this first week of the semester has felt like it was two months long. Why aren't we even halfway yet??

Joyce said...

This painting is gorgeous, I love the concept of the two sets of legs. It looks really cool and fluid!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I'm constantly amazed at how artistic and talented you are, this painting is just AMAZING! Wao, I mean seriously you are sooooooooooo good. I wish I could paint or draw like that! Good luck getting adapted to your new schedule, I know that can be stressful sometimes. You can do it though!

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Katie Aman said...

You are a stunning artist. I can't believe you had never worked with oil paints before the semester and then you ended up with this! You have some talent girl.

Linda Lind- Swedish artist living in LA. -music and fashion said...

This is amazing!

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jess said...

The painting looks so good.

Ivana Džidić said...

I love this painting!!! My first encounter with oil painting was also a bit of the challenge, truth be told I haven't learn all I need to know yet but...in time let's hope so.
great blog
xoxo

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

You are terribly talented! This is amazing - the technique! Awesome. Your story part reminds me a lot of my college - I did design and my first semester was a lot of drawing projects

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Lucie Srbová said...

Wow, you are super talented!!! I am so in love with this. And that name is awesome... your father had a great idea. :)

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