|This may get to be a painting after all.|
|The reference photo|
When I left the studio this morning, I figured what was I doing using that photo for a painting reference; it's a good photo by itself, not a painting for me. It's soft. It's fluffy. All I was doing was making a mess and wrecking a canvas. I closed the door figuring get the gesso!
When I returned, I thought well, maybe not. The spacial depth is there. The viewpoint looking down from above is coming.along. Hold off. Trust instincts. I'm almost out of acrylics and this baby is going to need a lot. Worry about it when the kids leave.
This quote from Degas fits this situation: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things." This morning's palette knife approach, then drawing in and scraping had a positive effect. I'm starting to see what I see in that photograph.