Wednesday, July 14, 2010
stop: just say what is necessary
Our tendencies, and I am so guilty, is trying to say too much. Instead of adding to the feel of the painting it takes away. So now I am working hard to allow the underpainting to do more of the work. When I finish creating the underpainting my job is to respond to the underpainting. The scene is only the muse, the underpainting tells me what to do. Therefore this painting has a considerable portion of underpainting still showing.
I LOVE these three days of processing the workshop. All Richard has said is fresh in my head. Being out there in the field alone allows me to meet the information on my terms.
Richard, " The underpainting is the set-up. Accidents will happen, they can open doors to possibilities."