Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A Good Start

Here's some progress shots of a current painting commission--(you might recognize this image from the sight-size drawing I did for it)

1st session--
This is the initial lay-in of color. A very important concept that Whitaker keeps drilling into our heads is to keep this initial color strong, I guess another word for it would be saturated. If a color leans cool or warm push it that direction, you might realize that you're not too far from the actual color.
2nd session--
Another thing Whitaker keeps reminding me is that in painting you're always working on the drawing. Loosing edges, moving shapes and reestablishing form. Always drawing.
3rd session--
One more important area of painting is brushwork. Creating interesting strokes. Bill talks alot about the "wall presense" that all great paintings have, brushwork is a very important part.
4th session--
Now refining value and color.
5th session--
Here's the latest...quite a few more sessions to go, but it's a good start.

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