Thursday, February 15, 2007
40x50 oil Waterfalls Painting- Strong Falls- done!
To see this work larger-
40"x 50" oil
Well...I've arrived at that time when an
artist should look behind him to see if his
partner has that large mallet raised.
See, it takes two persons to make a good
painting...one, the artist to paint...and two,
someone to stand there with a mallet and
hit the artist over the head before he
Some ask...how do you know when you're
finished with the painting? ...and you rub
your head feeling no lumps, pinch yourself
and indeed you're still alive. "Gee...not
I'm itching already to do another...but now
I've got to resolve this cutting of my stretcher
frame issue. I need to invest in a left tilt
table saw to cut more 2"x 4"s lengthwise in
a cross diagonal. Makes a great strong
stretcher frame for large works.
I have a few larger Fredrix stretcher frames
but they'll need special bracing. Not too keen
Well...thanks to everyone that followed along
on this one.
Oh...and mentioned in responding to a comment
the other that one part of the painting had
bothered me...wasn't able at the time to quite
put my finger on it...but I know now, and
really it was quite simple.
This painting evolved with cools representing
more the light, though yes there are warm
areas...but yet on the cooler side. I had some
darks in the lower corner...but lost focus when
I rendered them on a cooler side.
If the light is warm, shadows should be cool...
(typically and in principle), and the opposite
is true..if the light is cool shadows should be
warm. So, after I warmed those darker areas up
a bit...it all fell together rather nicely.