May 29, 2009
May 26, 2009
May 17, 2009
Here is the color study for the house commission. Today I will take more photos of the landscappe and get started on drawing the image on the larger canvas.
Another couple of sketches from our Friday figure session. I found that after about four years of painting I am no longer a line person. Forms are now much easier to identify and use and reference in building a 2-D image. In addition, it has been my practice to mess around with a very overdone gesture to find the form. On Friday I made myself slow down and make more deliberate lines, what a difference! Much less wasted energy and more accuracy from the beginning. Thank goodness we improve with effort!!!
May 4, 2009
May 3, 2009
May 1, 2009
Yesterday morning was beautiful so I decided to head out to get some new landscape shots for inspiration. There is something particularly appealing in layered space, the idea of looking through obstacles to see what is beyond. Growing up in the pacific nw, I am used to lots of trees, hills, bends in roads and paths.
The next step with this image is to play around with some composition thumbnails. Get the essentials in and edit out the superfluous.