Sunday, June 20, 2010
the field, henry matisse
This is my goal, wrapped up in a quote by Matisse, "Good color sings. It is melodious, aroma-like, never over-baked."
My new challenge is going bigger en plein air. This painting is the biggest one I have ever attempted on site- 12x24 !!!! Just the underpainting alone has taken 2 days (2 different early morning sittings). The light is warm and humid, yet it is morning light, which is cooler than evening light. The jpeg on the bottom was done the first day. The second day I added a warmer feel so that I could place the cooler refractive qualities on top with pastel the next day..See the development here.
Happy Father's Day everyone, especially Daddio and Wes (my father -in-law)!
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