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Friday, April 24, 2009

Finding Direction

Last night, close to the end of class, Mark came by and showed me what he wants me to concentrate on. I think one of the reasons I am so ready to not go to paint the model since my return from painting in Fredericksburg is I feel like I am rudderless. Floundering. I don't know where I am going or if I want to go there and so I end up frustrated. Last night, I got direction. He painted over what I had started on her face to illustrate the concept he wants me to pursue. and that is to keep the shapes simple using only 3 values plus the highlight. I am not to worry about getting the color right. So, I will see if I can do this. At least it is something to aim for. He commented that I should have learned something about value doing the color charts, so to show him. I showed great restraint in not painting his nose with whatever color I had on my brush only because he was facing the easel and I was behind him! only kidding.

1 comment:

victoriasart said...

The other comment Mark made to me was that it looked like I was "coloring" like in a coloring book, which I was. I was not really "with it" and so I was just going through the motions putting color on top of the value study. He has a knack for calling a spade a spade, which is what I appreciate so much about him.