Day 6 - Painting is like cookingI like eating as much as I like painting and I find my approach to creating meals is very similar to how I go about deciding what I am going to paint.
Take today's picture, it's a scene near Stonington, Maine..
5"x7" oil on canvas board
|step 1 - reusing old canvas composition is broken into 2 shapes - 1 light & 1 dark|
After seeing what's available ( for subject matter or meal time) I try to create a composition or meal that will satisfy me. And if I am cooking or painting for others, thought goes into the presentation. What will it end up looking like, smelling like and tasting like on the plate, or feeling like when put on canvas?
|step 2 - adding color to set the mood|
|Step 3 - work on how light hits the forms|
My analogy stops here.... all this talk about food...I made my self hungry.