vulnerability-three

I’ve taken a lot of chances in this painting and pushed a lot of boundaries.

Even calling the painting finished at this point is a risk for me. I’m definitely pushing beyond my comfort zone. I could work on it so much more and smooth out all of the strokes but I want to do more than smooth skin. I want to do more than copy an image.

With this painting I’m taking one step closer to a deeper authenticity within.

  • Work: 1799
  • Size: 20" x 30"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Sessions: 16
  • Start date: 8/18/2021
  • End date: 9/18/2021

Sessions

3158: Vulnerability Three, Session 16
I’ve taken a lot of chances in this painting and pushed a lot of boundaries. see the post
3157: Vulnerability Three, Session 15
I was hoping to finish this painting today but I think it will take a couple more days of work. see the post
3156: Vulnerability Three, Session 14
I slept better last night and today I entered the flow state. see the post
3155: Vulnerability Three, Session 13
Sleep has been a challenge lately and my brain wasn’t up to the challenge today. see the post
3154: Vulnerability Three, Session 12
Much of the same today. see the post
3153: Vulnerability Three, Session 11
I’m certain now that this is how I want to paint moving forward. see the post
3152: Vulnerability Three, Session 10
I moved up to the hair of the figure. Working on detail and interest. see the post
3151: Vulnerability Three, Session 9
More of the same but the images don’t show it. see the post
3150: Vulnerability Three, Session 8
Stroke after stroke I keep adjusting and re-adjusting the subtle colors of the skin. see the post
3149: Vulnerability Three, Session 7
I’m back to working on Vulnerability Three and I have a plan to infuse some elegance into the painting. see the post
3139: Vulnerability Three, Session 6
I put in a lot of time and effort on this painting today and accomplished a lot. see the post
3138: Vulnerability Three, Session 5
I’m experimenting with texture on this painting. see the post
3137: Vulnerability Three, Session 4
I’ve moved on to the next painting, beginning the second layer of paint. see the post
3129: Vulnerability Three, Session 3
The paintings are drying so slow that I need to start a new painting. Oh no! see the post
3128: Vulnerability Three, Session 2
A day full of art and errands. see the post
3127: Vulnerability Three, Session 1
I started a new painting as I wait for the last one to dry. see the post

Chris Beaven

I am an Artist and a programmer currently living in the amazing state of Washington. I have a passion for art, but I'm stubborn as hell with it. My day is complete only when I do some piece of art each day, no matter how small. "There was a dream that was Rome. You could only whisper it. Anything more than a whisper and it would vanish, it was so fragile."