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.

4 comments:

SamArtDog said...

I love your progression... make that decompression. I'm excited to see what you'll do with the 3rd one. Aren't you?

Last night, I guess I astral-travelled and dreamt about doing 3 underpaintings by wetting the wallis and dripping random drops of color, then working on top the resulting blooms.

Will do. I'll also photograph the stages with my SLR. I'd love to use the iPhone, but this Lady Luddite doesn't know how to sync the pics onto my blog. But hey--I learned the word "sync".

loriann said...

Hi Sam!! I can't wait to see what you do! Back to work!

B Boylan said...

All I can say is WOW!
That finished studio piece is to DIE for!
WOW!

Sara Mathewson said...

Love, love love this!

Sara