Sunday, December 11, 2011
I wasn't sure what I was going to do.And since I now spend a lot of time in cubicleville (see my last post), I thought something that could transport me into the woods might be nice. You win the prize if you can guess what I am trying topaint at this point.
Here are some thumbnails I did to try and get a feel for the composition. You probably still can't tell what it is I'm going for can you?. ...That might not be a good sign.... but the truth is, these little sketches really help firm up ideas. I now have a picture in my head and a general feeling for the scene. That 's important. I have to want to spend time in the painting. Would you paint someplace you didn't want to be?
Now I started drawing with charcoal directly on the canvas.
It will be interesting to see if any of the original painting underneath remains when I am finished. The plants in the foreground maybe?