Friday, June 1, 2012

Rain




Not as good as the hard copy I found after touching every photo in several Possible Reference Photo Files, but you get the picture. With the loss, I got not only the photograph, but also some tidied up storage cabinets. The photo I'm holding in my hand has more grays and very washed out violets that I could not get to come out with either camera. I think I'm going to have to do some small sketches on a section or two to work out my idea. The canvas is too large to not know exactly where I'm going.. I expect I'll be spending some time with this one too--I have a feeling it's going to be an inch by inch painting.

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  1. OK ... so I can see this could turn out to be a bit special ... how large is large, by the way?

    I guess it's auto suggestion from the word rain... but... it conjures images of rain forests!

    I find this amazing insofar as my Virgo mind would never ever 'invent' what you are doing here! That's what makes the mixture of folks work, hereabouts, so full of oohs ans ahhhs for me... the ideal, if uneducated, audience!

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    1. At first I thought 36 by 60. Now, I'm thinking 30 x 40. I've been holding on to that big canvas for a while. Last night I thought I should save it for my John Singer Sargent full figure attempt at portraiture.LOL. What nerve. Some call it moxy. But 30 x 40 will be fine. I have a couple of those in stock too.
      You're picking up an education right here in Bloggersville. I', surprised you never tried you hand with the paints. They really let you let loose, a good hobby for a draughtsman. That's the portal I came through.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one.

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    1. Me too. This one is going to be interesting and either very pleasing or very frustrating.

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  3. I'm confused. Is this a photo of a painting?

    It's lovely, whatever it is.

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    1. It's a lucky photograph. It amazed me when I saw it. Now can it be used for a reference photo or should it just be on its own?
      It's nice to be able to paint over your bad judgements should things not turn out as you wish. That's the good thing about acrylics--though I think I might finish this one in oils--I'll need the smear. We'll see.

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  4. It has a very mysterious look to it presently...I like it!

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    1. Doesn't it? I think I like that look and would like to see if I could capture it in paint.

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    1. Thank you. The photo was a lucky accident. But it gave me the idea of deliberately doing a controlled hand movement while shooting. I've been working on that ever since. You get some pretty interesting results.

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  6. Like Jean I am confused ...don't get if this is a photo or a painting, but either way I really love the abstract quality .

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    1. It's a photograph Jane I'm considering using as a reference for a painting, a nice size painting. It isn't my usual selection; it's not very high in contrast. I think that's what appeal to me. I also get a sense of grid from the patterns. I never could resist a grid--it's the designer in me. Plus I need a relief painting from portraiture painting. One I can be loose, the other not so.

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