Monday, November 15, 2010

just a thought to share

"Fall Walk" oil 8"x6" (sold)
Ran out in the afternoon to try to catch the sunshine because who knows how many sunny days we have left!

If it's not happening on my palette, it's definitely not happening on my painting. What I mean is that my palette has to be load with large blobs of paint squished out and lined-up in my prefer order. And then I need to mix up big puddles of my starting values and arrange it on my palette so that my lights stay on one side and darks stay on their side. Also, if my palette becomes disorganized or looks barely touched, nothing good is happening on the canvas. It's as if my palette is an inner-reflection of the paint process. So of course after struggling with a studio piece for days and having to scrape it away repeatedly, I happened to actually see what was going on my palette and saw that absolutely nothing was going on. I needed to squeeze out a lot more fresh paint as I barely had anything left and the puddles of value I had mixed were nearly non-existent. After correctly this problem my painting started to take shape and the idea in my head was becoming visually evident.


Edgar said...

An interesting thought. I'm nowhere near as organized as your process, but I understand the concept. Certainly, our workspace should show evidence or our process, and if we're not following the process, than the workspace will demonstrate the change in behavior.

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Edgar - you're blog is always a nice surprising jolt for me -out of my box. So do you have a process???

Jala Pfaff said...

I just love the warmth in this piece.

susan hong-sammons said...

Thank you Jala. I miss those lazy fall days