Basic lights and darks with whatever colors I can grab.
Began to unify and edit.
Back to re-emphsizing structure
Refining structure with larger areas of contrast, especially in the foreground. I like boat shapes and being on water, Maybe this becomes abouot boats??
Adding more light–it’s so easy to get too dark.
Inspired by a glaze already mixed–a pallete begins to emerge.
Glaze most of the painting. I’m excited at this stage, but no more time to paint.
Two days later–can’t find original subject. I google the same geographic area and find this photo I connect with. Love the sweeping energy of the white across the page.
Turned painting upside down and lay in the shapes in lights and darks of new subject.
Turned paintng upside down again. (as it originally began) Unifying areas, lookng for a sense of sky. I’m always attracted to horizens.
Liking the previous variation, but not particularly excited, wanting to push into someplace I haven’t been before, I grab some black for bold darks and began to play with intense colors. Begin to “coach” out original structure.
Unifyng dark areas. Again, a mixed glaze intrigues, so I apply it to much of the piece.
Adjusting color. Capitivated by the velvety dark and outrageous berry color. Never have used a palette like this. Time to quit for the day. Next studio day I will spend time analyzing compositional structure and work to develop tension AND harmony. But the biggest question will be “what connects me to this? Where is the strongets pull?” Do I keep color or use it as a base for a creamy white veil? Do I add more contrast or make an evening glow? Simlify or make more complex? What does it want to be about? Where do I want it to take me? Where do I hope it might lead a viewer? Do I want it to relate to the rest of the work in the studio? Maybe I just want to explore the mood of color in similarly structured landscapes? Don’t know yet. I will think about this painting as I fall asleep and as I ready for tomorrow. I might reveiw work by artists I admire and see what they can tell me about my work. Do I want to emulate them, or go the other way? Hopefully there will a time to stop thinking about it after I ponder the questions? We’ll see what happens.