Friday, February 5, 2010
A Painting Is Started....
I have become motivated to get some paintings started. This blog is for the sake of selling my artwork but also for you to see things in progress. Artist are human and even though we possess skills that will make it easier for some than others to paint, we still have to flounder around in the water, to complete a painting.
I started this painting out as a silo being the center of interest with a nice sky to make it stand out. I added buildings, imaginary, and then fence post are coming up out of the ground. There was a balance problem that I created, because I was lazy and didn't sketch it out first. Another building had to be added on the right side and I am getting closer to the end. I want to add a lot of simple details, the thing that takes it away from abstract to a little closer to impressionism. It won't be that, but I am not a super realist.
I must solve the problem of making grass that looks natural and not a color from out of the tube. I studied some pictures today on tv and in a book and grass can almost be orange on a sunny day. I will work on my color values and how they relate to each other and the finished work will be done.