Hi! I'm Aubrey.

Hi! I'm Aubrey.
I am an artist based in LA (but from the good 'ol Midwest). This blog is a record of my life as a painter/artist. It is here to help me keep my place and motivation, ground me to learning and be a connection to other artists.

If you are interested in purchasing existing work, please visit my etsy site here. If you are interested in commissioning an original artwork, e-mail me at aubrey.studebaker@gmail.com


Painting 32

I think this is complete. Acrylic paints have become a tad frustrating lately...SO rubbery (maybe my paints are just old)! Considered momentarily switching back to oils but recalled the turpentine stench & the drying time.
I understand why some people prefer oils but in my positives/negatives list, acrylic wins. -Mainly because I like to work fast, I think.
Using orange as the base color for this painting worked out well. It gave the piece a different color tone than the usual.
The painting world has seemed both inspiring & intimidating to me this week. I have been doing a lot of internet cruising. Garnishing inspiration, tips & art world news has made me feel a little out of my element. BUT, I'm trying to keep two things in mind. One) Set unrealistic goals. That's the way to really accomplish something. Two"If [painters] Vincent van Gogh and Edgar Degas had known when they were doing their work the level of recognition that they were going to have, they would not have done them the same. You have to enjoy doing the art and not think 'will I win?'" (I don't know who said this but I found the quote on this blog.) In other words, it is not about measures of success at all. Concentrating too much on selling or the approval of others will take away from what is being done.


Erika Lee Sears said...

Oils all the way!

I love the fence I always struggle with getting fence/brick- even and looking right.


Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous! The mood that this painting is incredible!!!

Stay with acrylics...there is so much going on with this medium these days...I'm continually amazed with what I can do with them!

Lisa Daria said...

Love the fence in the front - looks so great and I'm with you, acrylic wins!!!

Randall David Tipton said...

Aubrey, thanks for your encouraging comment. You know what you`re doing too. If you want, I can tell you how to get fast drying oils and find odorless turp. I`ve used acrylics recently and have been dismayed by their lack of density. Oil, with all it`s toxic qualities, for me, is still the most versatile. It has the most brilliant color and ease of handling. I don`t have to 'psyche' it out, I can just paint.