Thursday, March 29, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
*photos graciously provided by one of my workshop students
Sunday, March 25, 2012
FINISH - This is really the hard part! - the refining that is built upon your start foundation. Be patient and work hard!
Acrylic on stretched canvas- 8 inches by 10 inches.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
I can’t emphasize enough that you NEVER attempt to render fine details at the start of a painting. The absolute OPPOSITE must occur . . . you paint basic, almost crude shapes and colors. At this stage, as tempting as it might be, do NOT get trapped into painting fine details. It is the most basic of shapes and colors that you are after. Think of them as shapes cut from pieces of colored poster paper that you are “gluing” down onto your canvas. It is this beginning stage that artist’s define as their “Start”. It is the foundation upon which your painting is built. What do you build onto this foundation? Simply a refinement of those first “glued” down shapes and colors.
Here’s a simple formula to remember–
Foundation + Refinement = Successful Painting
And here are two detailed formulas –
Very basic shapes and colors = Start
Refined shapes, colors = Finish