Tuesday, June 28, 2011
This painting was completed as an assignment at Watts Atelier. Lucas Graciano, my instructo,r was helpful and patient since this painting took the whole 10 weeks! Through this study I learned to appreciate the value of taking the time to mix the right color and value. Patience, patience, patience. Mr. Weistling also uses at least three colors in most of his mixes. In this painting, there is a tremendous amount of contrast. Mary's face is much darker than I would have had the guts to paint without his example. Take a look at his website http://www.morganweistling.com
Monday, June 6, 2011
The background challenge is to go black for a graphic look which would be my tendency since I lean to the contemporary, or the atmospheric background which puts the knot in a space to relate to. The atmospheric background will read more dimensional.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Updating websites are time consuming, and dollar consuming. I am still waiting for my information from 1 1/2 years of work to be updated on my site. Bless Mark who is doing a good job. I hope to keep things updated more regularly through this blog. We'll see.