Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Anatomy of a Painting - Part 2

Here I've drawn out the new version, and this time I have included the feet and cut the space on top, and I have straightened them out. (The paper is white, I think the warm center color is a reflection from my orange fleece). Once again, I was in a hurry to just jump in, and then I realized I still had not made any kind of plan for background shaped, values or color-- which was my mistake the first time around. And I should have done this before I drew it out on the (not cheap!) 300 lb. paper. Even though the exact size and shape is not written in stone, the mere existence of edges affects choices to be made while painting. So, back to the sketchbook for some visual thinking.

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