Sunday, June 30, 2013
one more to finish off july
here are some steps in a painting that i started the last day of the ted nuttall workshop here in la crosse a couple of weeks ago. just the beginning and subsequent steps to what i think is near the finish. nothing much different in terms of technique. i did start using more transparent paint and substituted brilliant orange and vermillion for cadmium orange and cadmium red light, respectively. i also started using manganese blue in some places as i like it when i saw it in the background of stephie butler's paintings a while ago. the only other thing that i would comment on is that i placed the head more to the left of the picture than usual in an attempt to myself a problem to solve in terms of composition. i'm not sure i succeeded but the clouds/sky that are already on the upper right and the one's that i plan to add do give a semblance of balance. lastly, i don't like the warm bit in the center of the cloud on the upper right. i will have to come up with strategy to either remove it or tone it down.so here are the photos documenting the birth of yet another masterpiece!