Wednesday, December 28, 2016

That Nasty Upper Right-hand Corner

Painting is all about problem solving, and many times the reason I stop working on a painting is because I need to figure out how to take the next step.

The upper right-hand corner of the dance floor painting has been bugging me for a while, as I couldn't quite conceive of how to handle the figures and the shadows on the floor. But the break from painting has allowed me to approach things from a fresh perspective, and this morning I was able to just dive right in, so to speak.

Everyone Is On The Dance Floor, © 2016, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

I still need to tweak a few details there and then once it's all dry come back in with a wash of deeper brown so the figures recede into the background. But I'm pleased with this morning's work.

Do those napkins still need refining?

So— then I moved on to other things:

 The Last Rose of Summer, © 2016, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

Did some work on the bottle, and a lot of careful crafting on the flower head. Time to start painting the table top.


Bluemont, © 2016, work in progress (click on image for larger view)

That smudge in the right-hand corner is a spot on the camera lens. Worked on the grapevines and the trees in the middle plane. Now breathing a sigh of relief; it's always good to have a productive day after some time away from the easel.

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