Thursday, September 12, 2013
Comfort Zone II
Around 10 years ago John Hartman suggested that I narrow my scope. Go deeper, understand more, see where it goes. That was great advice at the time. I had been hound dogging everything I encountered. I needed focus and deep knowledge. About two years ago I ventured out to townscapes. I had done a few before, but the new version was much richer, more interesting. I brought new insights from my days on a narrower path.
Now I am venturing out again. Interiors with figures. I have done some before but this is a fresh challenge. I talked with a chef in his kitchen, gained permission, did some sketching.
One of Many Sketches
Hard to stop the motion, but that is part of what I am after - motion. Have to be careful not to go rigid using photos.
Wash, A Few Darks, Wipe Away
Continuing to add darks to indicate structure. Drawing errors float up. Edge work critical. memory strained.
Back to Back, 12x12, Oil on Canvas
There are currently 5 in the series. I am off to Ottawa, Montebello, and Montreal for a few days. Hopefully there will be gobs of interesting reference material to continue with. These will show in early October.