Saroja and Kumary

Oh hey again. The next newest lunch and a portrait type of thing was this one! Saroja and Kumary (sisters) were nice enough to sit for me this time… This being the second time for Saroja. Yessss.

Saroja and Kumary

There’s a bunch of things to say about this one… For starters, it was reeeeally interesting (and different) to be able to paint siblings together. Pretty cool comparison, I thought. It was a really interesting (low-vocabulary Mondays?) study in their similarities and their differences. Donno how evident it is in the end, you be the judge, but the differences in the temperature and tone of their skin colour was, well, really interesting. This was fun. I like twofers.

The other really fascinating (not interesting?) comparison is between this painting and the first time I painted Saroja. I had it in my head that they were actually really, really similar. But when I finally looked at them side by side there were a lot more differences than I thought. For one thing my painting style from a year ago until now has changed a lot. Haha, that was a pleasant surprise. Hmmm, well, I suppose I should say that TO ME it’s changed a lot. Maybe this is only the kind of thing that I notice… But I think it’s pretty obvious that I paint with a lot more confidence now, and that I’m actually a lot better at mixing colour. Is that perhaps, REALLY INTERESTING??

If you know Saroja, it’s also interesting (really interesting?) to think about which painting is a better likeness of her. From my perspective, they each seem to capture something slightly different, and not just in the sense of which one looks more like her.

[A third much more superfluous comparison would be that both times there was no lunch involved. Coffee the first time, tea the second. TV was also a factor. Cable the first time, a movie the second. Oh! The intricacies of art!]

3 Responses to “Saroja and Kumary”

  1. May 10th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Dave Webber says:

    looking good corey your work has come along way!

  2. May 14th, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    jacklyn says:

    great work corey, i like your views on the intricacies of painting in different environments affected by various factors

  3. June 6th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Corey says:

    Hahahahahahaha, thanks, “Jacklyn,” I appreciate the comment. I sure hope you keep visiting the site, “Jacklyn.” Hahaha, oh man, no one will understand this…

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