Observations and thoughts about the fine art of painting
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Loose as a goose
Or should I have headlined this "Loosey Goosey?" Anyway, the point is that as I was looking at the photo reference, I quickly brushed in colors, shapes, and contours to help capture a likeness. The result is a quick, gestural (loosey goosey) watercolor. I plan on doing some slower refinement painting to bring it to completion. I will explore this approach more, because I think it can lead to an interesting portraiture style. We shall see. I'd love to hear what you think of this approach. Have you tried gestural painting like this?