Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Sunlight on the Corner, 2006, Oil on Panel, 18x24
I must be brief today as I am off to Woodstock for my figure drawing class. I plan on doing some drawing and am also taking along my underpainting supplies just in case I feel like I want to start a painting. I am still feeling a bit rusty as far as drawing the figure goes, so I may just focus on that again this week. We'll see.
"Sunlight on the Corner" is the most complicated painting I have done in years! I have simplified the elements greatly, but it does still retain many details which, unfortunately are difficult to discern in a reproduction. I really enjoyed working on it, but it took days and days and kind of threw off my whole painting schedule. Which, normally would be ok, but aagghhh, I have so much work to do! Anyway, I painted it in sections, and each day that I sat down to work on it, I was worried that my "feel" would be different. However, that didn't really turn out to be a problem, thankfully. I am also trying to finish up another street scene that has a similar look to it and I plan to enter both pieces into our local arts organization's annual national juried show. I am breaking my rule of not entering shows that require slides by entering this, but it's important to me to support local arts organizations. Naturally, I am cutting it close, the entry deadline is May 1, so I need to finish up the other painting, get images shot and send jpegs out to the lab and get them back, meaning there will probably be an extra fee for a faster delivery.
Well, this all keeps the adrenaline going anyway.
Two close ups of "Sunlight on the Corner", alas, they look a bit blurry: