Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Just playing with color and edges and subtle shifts in values while
trying to maintain dimension. At this point, I should confess that
I still haven't done a bonafied "daily painting" as in alla prima.
It takes me a few days to actually "see" what I've laid down. My
guess is that since taking on the challenge of painting "reality" I'm
too concerned with capturing individual objects/elements no matter
how hard I try to fight it. In my previous painting experience where
everything was made up or invented, I would let the current mark/
stroke/color suggest what mark to make next until the whole
surface started making sense to me. Now I set up real objects
and light them and try to know them as I paint. Before, the whole
point was about not knowing. I know the same mystery exists in
this way of working and I'm determined to find it. Karin Jurick has
a quote on her blog from Andrew Wyeth---"it's what you carry to an
object that counts."