32. of breath we've spent
After blogging all the paintings for the show I leave you with the one fact, one very strong realization- the concept rules. Without a clear concept you have no painting. In order to to that you must ask yourself...why are you painting this painting? Write it down. Remember what it was that drew you to this scene/idea. After that, your job is to orchestrate..be dramatic..exaggerate a note or two in the diva. Make her sing. But keep the back up players quieter.
I can look back at some real duds I have made and I know why they failed. Concept. I have learned that, even if it is plein air, I have to dwell on the concept to make it powerful. That is the reason I think about the place I will paint the night before. I visualize it. Plan where I will be and what my goal will be. Yes, they look spontaneous, and sometimes there are surprises, but I have a concept before I leave.
Tomorrow is the opening 6-9pm. Hope to see ya'all there.