Thursday, January 15, 2015

Little Treasure

How do those colors & shapes, lights & darks, actually become something recognizable?
I love watching it happen...
The process still amazes me.

Mix a color palatte that has lights, mediums, and darks.
 Just get the shapes in the right place.
Squint and find the shadowed places first.

Squint again to find the lightest places.

Blend, tap, touch, brush, add, remove, fuzz...

Don't stress when it's in the "ugly" stage.  All paintings, like all kids have to go through it.
 Be brave with new strokes that have to cover what's already right.
 Step back and look at it with fresh eyes, or take a picture of it and look at it on the screen, or hold it up to a mirror.  Change whatever draws your eyes first.
My spot.
Thanks to Rebecca Marinoni, photographer, 
for capturing this image and 
for granting permission to paint it.

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