|Gone With The Wind #1, graphite, 6" x 8", Thirty Minute Daily Drawing Series|
|Gone With The Wind #2, graphite, 6" x 8", Thirty Minuit Daily Drawing|
I watched this woman for quite a while as she fought the wind for her floppy beach hat. The wind won.
Pencil sketches, thumbnails are mostly ignored in the rush to mix paint and hit the canvas, yet, my sessions in front of my SAD light have reminded me there's so much to learn from small studies--like what is worth painting--like which points line up with which points to make that person that person--like composition possibilities. Several sketches this month have shaped my painting plans. Can I be Excused is a definite large format painting, about 20" x 30"ish. Gone With The Wind #1 will definitely follow the small format, I'll Be in The Hot Tub. Then there's I'm Glad to be Here, but that's not as exciting as the red head who wants to leave the dinner table. From following whims, I'm now plotting what is worth time and effort. The Venetian Experience pushed me in the direction of exercising morecontrol.
VALUE/DRAWING CHECK: I'll Be in the Hot Tub, 9" x 12" oil in progress.
|The air around her and the light is satisfactory|
|The values need to be punched up.|
POST SCRIPT: I AM FOOLING AROUND FINDING A NEW HEADER. I NO LONGER FEEL OUT ON A LIMB. PLEASE EXCUSE MY DUST. ALL SUGGESTIIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS.