I couldn’t be any happier than to share with you guys the painting I had done today. This art that is recopied and inspired by the art of an award winning and international selling artist, M. Scott Phifer. His work Life Before My Eyes is at the right corner, which he captioned as, “From childhood to adulthood, life is constantly changing and changing us.” You can view the exact art here.
I am an aspiring medical student who have no childhood love for painting or drawing, but there is always this curiosity with me about pastels. And this is how I started to slowly but surely, fell in love towards painting. The art that I have created (in the left corner) is truly obvious that I am a beginner, which is no doubt of course. I started painting just a week ago, and this is my 5th work.
Out of a whim, I searched in Google, typing, “Soft pastel for beginners”, and all the images resulted in was either hard or in need of wide color range to be able to do it. I only have 12 extra soft pastels’ KOH-I-NOOR Toison D’or, so the color wheel I have is so limited but not entirely impossible to pull off. This is where Phifer’s Life Before My Eyes came, it was simple, and the moment I take a careful look at it, I know I have enough colors to do it. It was mesmerizingly mysterious, it has this element that you have to comprehend in such a long time to be able to fully take it in with you.
My work may be recopied by the original work of Phifer, but I know for myself that it is unique and different to the work I had guided on while working on this art. If Phifer named this work as ‘Life Before My Eyes’, for me it was ‘Starting Anew’. As January fastly approaching, new beginnings and new set of perspective on how the 2017 will plan to work out starts to appear in all forms, may it be through blogs, planners and so on. I saw my art as a bright hue, scratched roughly with poor blending- exactly as my work. As starting anew, things may be an unfamiliar feeling or a failed tries; it is bright as the opportunities and possibilities that may come, rough as challenges and poor blending as vague road to be blend as each step.
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