Tuesday, October 26, 2010
moving the grisaille to a new place
Rather than paint a traditional grisaille on the canvas I am working the values on paper and then transferring the concept of the value to color on my painting. This idea comes from my plein air nocturne done last night.When I was working with Kay this weekend she was so helpful in reinforcing that I already knew. In the workshop she had us do value studies (something I LOVE to do)- This is mine.
Rather than paint a grisaille on my canvas I will use my grisaille as my reference- A REMOVED GRISAILLE. She talked to me about painting with my oils exactly as I paint so naturally with my pastels. I mix colors of pastels on the paper- why not mix my paints on the canvas? She showed a really interesting video about Wolf Kahn that videoed him doing exactly that. It was like a huge "ah ha" moment. Why am I constantly fighting who I am????? Remember I talked about giving permission? Well this is about giving permission to be authentic. There is not a meticulous bone in my body..I am exhaustingly energetic (as my husband and friends will confirm) I prefer large movements to small motions...Why on earth have I been holding back? Kay suggested to go much bigger canvases and bigger 1 , 2 and 3 inch brushes so that I can move.
So that is where I am now.
Toodles for now:-)