Monday, February 23, 2009
Mommy Paints very fast
I took a picture of my palette before I started the painting. It is basically a cadmium palette with grayscale. I mixed some "flesh" tones as well. The palette is a 12"x16" piece of glass that is painted with a mid-tone gray on the bottom.
After about 2.5 hours of work, Phineus woke up, Ryann had to return to her kids, and the painting session was over. Given a longer amount of time, I am sure I would have developed the painting differently. But, not knowing whether or when I could get the model again, dictates my methods. Learning to work with time constraints gives me an incentive to work quickly, deciding what is essential and what is not. Painting is a journey. I have discovered, along the way, that I must stay true to my own temperament, and painting fast is how I paint.