Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Jason in Ireland...second phase, starting color 12"x 24" oil
Some might wonder, okay...why go thru all the bother of
a monotonish Zorn palette painting, to then paint over?
Well...a photograph may work for reasons photographs are
recognized as fine photographs, but paintings work for
reasons paintings work, and paintings work because of an
environment the artist establishes that possesses color
harmonies, color rhythm or notation...and so forth.
The warmer undertone I knew would lay a foundation for
cooler color painted to strike color vibration or excite-
ment. Something Edgar Payne wrote and spoke often about
and insisted all good paintings must have.
Secondly...the undertone will come thru the painting,
even where hinted...and pull all the parts (background,
midground and foreground) together as one working co-hesive
whole. It serves to unify...
This painting is no where yet finished, but I got a big
jump on it today, and seemed to nearly paint itself with
over the underpainting.
Here is a closeup...
Hope to finish it soon...