another lovely day here. lecturing this morning, ted gave brief discussions of how he paints the features on the face, like eyes, noses, mouths, teeth, hair. the first thing that i took away was that each feature should be painted as if it was a miniature abstract painting done in the style of the whole of the painting. so lots of connections, lost and found edges, etc. so that when one was done with , say, and eye, if one were to crop the painting to include only the eye and enlarge it, it would be a good painting in and of itself. after that he did a demo and both described his thinking and showed us how he paints the backgrounds. this is basically 6-12, 10% glazes done wet on dry to build up value and get a nice transparent glow. i have never done this before. i did do a wet on wet glaze of about 3 layers on one painting. it was sort of the same idea in execution but much different in outcome.
so here are two stages of the painting that i started yesterday (i did edit yesterday's post to include the steps done then as the photo up-loader was working again. yeh!). enjoy....i am.
i started work on the tapestry right at the end, but the tediouness of it wore me down late in the afternoon so it will be first on my agenda tomorrow.
this is a perfect experience for me at this stage
of my development.