May 12, 2010

Works in progress

I've begun to choose photos from the trip to use as inspiration for paintings.  The first is an interior view of Da Vinci's last home.  It has the feeling of a Vermeer, the lighting and intimate interior view.  The perspective drawing helps me understand the space when I start painting.  Its much easier to paint light and shadow if you have a good understanding the all of the plane changes.

The second photo is taken outside the Louvre.  The light and shadow are not as dramatic so this painting will be more about color and design.

Pinocchio in progress, composition has been tweaked and the design less complicated than the Cinderella piece.

1 comment:

NotAlone said...

Nice blog you got here... Just droppin' by to say hi!