“South & Strand” – Value Foundations for a New Painting
I’m in the studio today starting a new painting. Sometimes the watercolor muses are sitting on your shoulder and cheering you on. They’re certainly here this morning!
This painting is far from finished but I have a good start as I lay in the value foundation which will establish a unifying pattern throughout the painting. “Laying down the rhythm section,” as my musician friend, Rick Ervin might say. From here, I will push & pull planes and add more local color to establish shapes and objects. The danger is losing the freshness I have here. This painting has good bones and I probably won’t push it as far – just define it a bit more.
This is how watercolors are supposed to start!
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- July 1, 2011 / 8:32 am