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Standing Up


Two steps forward, one step back...

Where last night I loved my color choices, tonight - not so much. But where last night I blew some of my lines for not concentrating on seeing, tonight I got that part right.

I did something for the first time tonight also - I stood up while I painted.

I discovered that I am much more at ease and in control when seated. Does this mean that I just need to get used to standing? I have no idea. But I do know that I had a harder time controlling the brush and seeing the color palette for the overhead light reflection.

So I get this for my effort...

I'm obviously not done, and instead of trying to finish this, I want to redo my color choices and start over. I tried cobalt turquoise tonight. I think it's a good choice for cool shadows (cool, as in the temperature). I don't think it blends easily with other colors. Not gently, anyway.

But I had a good time listening to Vivaldi and practicing forgetfulness.

The more I look at this, the more I'm convinced that I lost the harmony of the objects. The frig, for example, is completely its own painting and wasn't done with any consideration of the rest of the scene. Selfish appliance...

I think I've been away from actual painting for too long to try something this busy right now. I'll try standing up again and see what happens.


by Brett Rogers, 1/6/2009 1:34:16 AM


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