Tuesday, February 09, 2016
I've been experimenting with different methods lately, and this painting is kind of a mish-mash of different things. I started with a block-in (which isn't my normal way), but then fell back on my island/ocean approach for the windows and bright red of the house. My goal is to find a happy balance of the two, since I like them both for different reasons. And though I like this painting, I still don't have the answer. My fear is that there IS no perfect balance. That every painting calls for a different, unique approach. And that I will be constantly seeking. Is that good or bad? I don't know.
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Good! I usually block in, but there are lots of times when I go for the "main event". I agree that each subject demands a certain process. Plus, it's fun to vary it! With my paintings, I am most concerned with balance and color notes. Just like a lovely melody;)
It is a good thing!
More to your usual style, I can see adding a flower filled window box to the upper window on the left and maybe an empty one on the right window.
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