|9x11 pastel and watercolor on Uart|
Yesterday Paul and I went to the San Diego Museum of Fine Art to see two shows: the Toulouse Lautrec exhibitions and the exhibition of Japanese woodcuts. Awesome...both. The amazing thing was how interconnected they were! I will write more about the shows later. Two ideas stand out: the use of diagonals to lead the viewer into the picture plane and the use of flat color to portray space. I thought about those two things when composing this painting.