Friday, June 11, 2010

New Blog Templates!

How do you like my new look? I go to post and found myself playing with the new templates. I  liked another look and might try it out also. I just have to say that I love the new options! Thanks Blogger.

I started a drawing to prepare for a painting that I wanted to do. I began my drawing like I always do. Sadly, I soon found myself drowning in all the lines. I was feeling the pressure to make sure the perspective was on point since I had just listened to Greg Albert talk about how simple working with perspectives were at the GCWS meeting (see last post).

My mistake was that I was trying to do the drawing at my dining room table and not in my basement studio. The light there is so much better, but my architecture drawing table is in the studio. So when I felt myself to the basement I headed.

Now that it is on the drawing table, the lines are starting to make more sense. DUH...  I knew that is how I should have done it from the beginning, but I always try to get in a hurry to get to the paint.

 A few more hours in finishing the drawing then I can get my brushes wet. :-)

How do you begin your paintings? Do you do a detailed sketched? Or a quick sketch? Or do you just take the brush to paper/canvas?


1 comment:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Love your new look and I hear it's sooo easy. I still have an old classic and I need to up-date so bad. Maybe this week-end I'll be brave and give it a try. Who knows I just may loose it all and get to start fresh.
Your blogs is bright and cheerful now. Good job.

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