Tuesday, May 23, 2006
May 23 - Terry on Location
Ha! What fun... to take a digital image that you didn't even take, and make a decent painting from it. Actually what happened today was that my artist-students came to the studio after a long hiatus, and we were working on solving some issues. Joan had an on-location piece of her friend and fellow painter Terry on the easel. Struggling with abstract structure, she knew I wanted to help. Rather than paint on her work (not good, as her painting is going on display for the Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR) show, I decided to teach by doing. So, using her digital source material, I painted the artist painting on location. This painting is the result, a 12 x 9 oil, quickly laid in to show strong abstract structure and making changes to the composition to make a better design. Took about 40 minutes, maybe. Still learning to leave out the junque and get only the essentials. Available for $275.