|A couple of paintings, in different mediums, in progress simultaneously today.|
|Letting intuition be my guide without|
worries of making any errors. This painting is
more about design than the actually subject.
JD got his red shorts and A Tree Fell (I have to come up with a better title), got dabs, dashes, lines as I continued to perfect the drawing, the composition. I optimistically thought I might finish this landscape today, but it didn't happen. This is one of those that you just keep responding till "Just right" pops to mind. It didn't; it never does. "Good enough" will put an end to it eventually.
While I worked, it did occur to me how much I need to learn about the power of my brushes. I've never really taken the time to investigate the variety of marks different brush shapes can make. I think that might be a good idea. I think the idea was late in coming, but then, so was I to painting.
There will be no more lallygagging around in the studio this summer. I've got to get with it and clear the deck; I made an appointment to have a MAKOplasty, i.e. a half knee replacement, September 10th. OMG! --Pencil will have to do over the rehab time--six to eight weeks.
Scrutinizing JD in this format, his shirt needs to be taken down a couple of shades and the background paled out--maybe? It's amazing what I see when I translate a painting to photography for this blog. It's like getting as far back as you can get to see what you have been up to. I love it--and I always notice a correction.