SKETCH NO. 2

Good morning,

Sketch number two.  It's on the same paper as sketch no. one.  Yep!  it's all changed.  It's so easy to work this way.  You try something and then remove it all and start again.  This gold gesso on hotpress paper is simply amazing.  You have to try this.  You can find the gesso via internet right here at:  http://www.danielsmith.com/Item--i-E-GoldGesso .  I use  Daniel Smith watercolor pigments all the time.  They are so luminescent.

Carla O'Connor is a well accomplished artist.  She uses this technique.  I have watched her video over and over again trying to better understand the way she works.  It's a wonderful DVD where is clearly explain the seven principals of design;  Balance, Harmony, Gradation, Variation, Contrast, Dominance and Unity.

If I go back to the time when I was an interior designer and remind myself of the values they taught us that is exactly what we learned.  The seven principals not only apply to paint but to good design all together.

I invite you to try this technique because it's actually a great way to let go.  Play with shapes, light and shadows you will then discover something amazing ;  freedom. 

Ok now is time to go back to this sketch and see about creating a fun painting.  I purposely position the figure smack in the middle to find solutions to bring the viewers' eyes around the painting and not just to the middle.  I'm looking forward to the next step which is all about the seven principal of design. 







Comments

martinealison said…
Une création qui ne manque pas d'originalité...
gros bisous
Martine merci mais j'avoue etre un peu perdu. Bisous
martinealison said…
Laisse aller tes sentiments et ton ressenti et tout ira bien...
(pardonnez-moi, je vous ai tutoyé...)
gros bisous
Bonjour Martine,

Je suis ravie comme toujours de vous lire ou devrais-je dire te lire. Je n'ai aucun problème avec le ''tu'' bien au contraire.

Je n'ai malheureusement pas eu de temps pour travailler cette oeuvre. J'ai recommencé à donner des ateliers je vais devoir me trouver des petits moments d'amusement. C'est la première fois que je travaille avec la gouache c'est très différent de l'aquarelle. Alors c'est à voir mais je vais continuer. Vous vous rappeller les pommes que j'ai manqué j'ai repris le travail aussi donc photo à venir.

Martine merci de m'écrire j'apprécie.
Jane said…
Beautiful the two last paintings, different and interesting. It is always good to try new things and let the creativity flow.
Jane I'm very sorry for the delay. thank you very much. I really enjoy playing around with the colors.

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