And yet another panel that endured much scraping and wiping.
The mush that was left from wiping turned out to be helpful ---
suddenly I saw the painting as not 3 distinct pears, saw what
should disappear into darkness, what could just be hinted at and that
the pear on the right needed to dissolve into the background. I'm trying
to "be b-b-b-brave," as Susan Nally says on her blog and work differently
than I normally do. The goal was to lay in color and value without delineating
and see if I could make the forms recognizable.
Claire Christinel wrote some bullet points on her site from a workshop
she took, one of which was to turn away from the setup periodically.
I used to feel like I was cheating when I did, but if I don't, I tend to be
too literal and not notice what's happening on the canvas, the flow of
light and dark, color relationships, where I want to direct the eye, ie.,
the "art" part. I learn so much from visiting fellow bloggers' sites . . .
you give me so much more to think about and practice.