This is a blog about painting: specifically, representational fine art, generally, using oil paint. I think a lot about what I'm doing, and those thoughts about subject matter, technique, influences, frustrations and delights all show up here. It's all about the journey.
Monday, September 10, 2018
Trying To Be Smart About Layers
So if the storm knocks out power and cuts my working time by as much as two or three days, I have to make some good decisions about which areas to paint now, so they'll dry in time for the next color to be layered over them. Also: the really critical parts of Selfies are the black frames on the windows. The vertical ones are only a half inch wide, while the horizontals are thicker. I got a little sloppy when I first put them in, and now I have to go back and fix them.
I darkened— slightly— the white bag in the lower right hand corner.
Since I need strong daylight to determine whether a color is working correctly or not, I painted the road surface of the avenue. Now, in the actual real world, there are three places on the right side where the words "Bus Only" appear. I have to make a decision: paint them all in? Leave them out entirely? I think all three makes the right side look a little cluttered. I like it the way it is now, with no words at all, but is it too empty?