©2011 Bill Werle
Acrylic 16 x 20
I've been trying out a new style for an upcoming project. I have to admit it's been incredibly fun painting in a looser and bolder color style. The subject matter has been fun as well. The request was for music and wine subjects which are both fun yet challenging. I lean towards a more realistic style so overcoming the need to put in every little detail has been a stuggle.
I do read and study a lot on different techniques and one of the more common statements I see in painting is less is more. I took that to heart with this series and made a conscious effort to only paint what's necessary. THe compositions are also simple in attempt to focus the attention on the subject but in the next week or so I'm going to increase the complexity a bit and add more instruments, people, etc...
The side benefit to this is the myriad of ideas that have flooded me for my wildlife painting. Forcing myself to paint subjects I've never painted before also forces you to learn new techniques and ways to paint subjects your familiar with. Growth is good. ;-)