Continued Color Study:Next stage: Adding more color and playing with texture.
I am not an efficient painter. If production were necessary to my making a living, I would definitely starve. I have not developed a method to turn out paintings in a regular rhythm. The best explanation (or excuse) I have is that I rely more on my intuition than I do confidence and procedure when I paint.
Confidence, I know comes with knowledge, and knowledge comes from practice, and practice comes from painting and painting and ...painting.
But I suspect there is also a part of being productive that deals with being settled. Either you settle on a certain style, subject matter, medium, method, or even size of work.
I am, or have been up until now, more of a gypsy painter. Roving from subject to subject, method to method and style after style, I haven't found a home or settled down. Not exactly a formula for increasing productivity is it?
Still exploring. This is part of the production slow down. Even though I started this painting with a thumbnail and a color sketch, I am still exploring the scene. Still creating, arranging, re-arranging objects, light, and color as I paint.
I am enjoying this intuitive method. But someday this gypsy painter would like to settle down.