Fountain on the Common 6x6 oil
Monday, January 26, 2015
With each new painting I try to set up small challenges for myself. In this piece, I created a connecting dark pattern as usual, but tried to keep it looser than I normally do. I pushed myself to block out all unnecessary detail. And finally by limiting my palette, I was able to keep the dark pattern from falling apart. I think my next challenge will focus on keeping the luminosity of the sketch.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
So, I tend to lose focus when I'm not working on a series of paintings. Working daily on similar scenes is a fantastic learning experience. One of my first painting teachers used to preach..."Get to know your subject!"…priceless advice. Below is the first in a small series of city scenes.
"On Tour" 6x6