Drawing inspiration from the child hood rhymes:
and an adorable stuffed pig with personality we have the makings of a series of fun little paintings.
This Little Piggy…
So much potential subject matter to yield lovely simple little paintings that lend to great paint passages and expressive compositions.
This little piggy just wants to stay home and hide her head under the blankets.
Early morning light and deep shadows really helps push the composition. The light both softens and warms up the compositional balance of negative shapes. A few more layers of paint composing the rounded feet and curly tail add just a touch of whimsy and dimension.
This little piggy wants to snuggle in the morning light with her favorite monkey. Again the lighting and shadows help define the composition while a similar palette of warmer pink and cooler blue values establish the rounded forms of the plush piggy.
Five more minutes was the first of this series. So it is understandably a bit more simplistic. However by changing the lighting, I ended up with a darker mood and value study.
These paintings are more color, light and compositional studies while really working through a new medium and discovering its various characteristics. So these are just a few of a growing series of studies to work out.
I wonder what This Little Piggy shall do next?