Monday, May 24, 2010
Field Painting a Field
Recap: KISS. Choose a subject with a minimum of details like the sky. I chose grass, (it offered more control).
I found a patch in my photo files, zoomed in, cropped down, blew up and cropped down again. Then I adjusted color, exposure, vividness and sharpness. I may have gone through this procedure twice? When I liked what had, I printed it. You saw the doctored photo yesterday. Here it is again.
Translating it into paint begins like this:
But not before I photographed my progress. (My shadow adds interest don't you think)?
I could have made life easier for myself by using a watercolor block;I own two. But IF I do get into the medium seriously, the really fine watercolor papers do not come in blocks, just single sheets--that need to be taped down. With that in mind and assuming eventual success, I'm proceeding in the traditional manner. The stubborn
glutton that I am.