Thursday, September 27, 2007
I have been painting very quickly sometimes without having the time to study and plan. I did this study sketch last night in preparation for my new painting. Studies are very important. You look at a picture and say, how can I make this busy subject a simple and expressive painting? The answer is: you sketch it, and experiment before you paint. I hope the final painting would be a masterpiece!!!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
This is done from a few pictures I took at Blue Hill Fair last year. I tried to convey the strong sunlight, the happy mood, the very colorful atmosphere, and I think I did a good job! I put a lot of details, but I kept them blurred so I can keep the focus on the main elements of this composition. The viewer's eye will go directly to the big tent, then go down to the girls in the front, and then move all around the picture..........
Friday, September 21, 2007
I was very surprised today when I got this picture. Every year, the artists around here go and paint Eastport, then they auction their paintings for sale. Unfortunately that day, I did not take any pictures, not even of the painting that I did. So, this is the only memory I have from that day. A tourist from North Carolina took this picture last year, and I guess she enjoyed the auction, so she came again this year, and gave them this picture.
Monday, September 17, 2007
I did this yesterday. It was a very nice and sunny day. There were these dry hay grass shapes or whatever you call them, and they had a nice contrast against the bright greens. I tried to convey a sense of a calm happiness, but I was disappointed with the greens. I am not sure about how I feel about this. But at least, I am still painting....