Wednesday, August 22, 2012
The Morning Line Up
Here is where I put paintings when I am finished for the day. They get to reside in these frames temporarily as I go into critique mode. The critique is an important part of a painting. Nothing turns out exactly as planned, at least my paintings do not. They seem to take on a life of their own and my job turns from painter to finding problems and resolving them.
The painting on the left is only a rough draft and the colors and composition are simply glazed in. Next will come the taming of nature's chaos and ultimately, hopefully, a finished work of art.
The other two painting are finished paintings from a plein air outing yesterday. Also peaking through are some other plein air works that maybe are not going to make the cut, but much was learned from the effort of painting them. They get to peak through with little hints of the day.
I am amazed how paintings start stacking up as the summer progresses. I hope that these hints of summer will provide much in the way of larger more developed works this winter, when summer is long past, the memories will come forth, and I can paint from these little gems of reference.
Posted by Donna Van Tuyl