Thursday, October 28, 2010
Every morning I spend a little time looking at painting blogs and then
go try out what I think I've learned. I believe I have learned a lot,
especially with alla prima. I'm not suffering as I paint anymore, anyway.
I hadn't done much with transparency or translucency . . . this bowl is
another 49¢ "find" at the Salvation Army. Working with something that
you're unfamiliar with really forces observation. My observational powers
need lots more refining, but at least, I know I don't know what this
object looks like and can't fool myself into thinking I do. I have also
noticed one terrible painting habit: once I load the brush with color, I'm
not content with just putting that color in the one spot where it's required.
I carry it into another area where the value has clearly changed. So,
another thing to be mindful of . . .