Tuesday, May 18, 2010
demo painting, the diva in time
This is the finished painting from Saturday's demo. I said I would blog it when it was finished. The inspiration for it was a small plein air painting I did on the field recently. As explained at the demo the concept was two fold:
One, the idea of life's quick movement through time, beautiful, yet where does it go? Sunsets and dusk are like that...a minute or two is all you have to relish the beauty. Then you carry it with you.
Two, I wanted to sky to be a big part of the painting, yet keep the diva in the right edge of the tree. The feel needed to a special kind of warm- bittersweet. Normally my concepts are what I see mixed with what I feel. And I do not share all of this in my blog, instead it is reflected in the painting title.
One comment I heard when the demo was complete, I had no idea that artists thought so much about the painting. I thought they just painted.
If you really think about it we do juggle a lot of balls, here are a few:
color - harmony, temperature, chroma
Just to name a few things:-D
Amazing we get anything done without freezing, eh?
This was how it looked when I finished the demo. Watercolor underpainting with pastel on top. I knew I needed to show the sky holes and strengthen the sliver of a land mass before the tree. Now it's done.
toodles for now! Loriann