Saturday, July 17, 2010
studio work, underpainting city
6x12 pastel/watercolor on mounted wallis
Yesterday was the beginning of studio time. What that means is for three days we will talk about resolve and beginning new studio works from our plein air pieces. Allowing a concept to grow.
Richard suggested that I do three separate underpaintings, one after another, just to stay in the moment of underpainting. I noticed how it made me take more chances, each one becoming progressively more abstract. Next he said to simply respond to the underpainting. The feeling of the scene is deep inside me, now see what the underpainting has in store. I must say I have never just responded to the undepainting. Normally I rely far more on my field paintings. Yesterday was a fun trip. I finished one painting (above) I have two other underpaintings(below) with which to work.