Friday, July 31, 2009
Next week, I will paint a larger version of Golden Eve. Working smaller first helps me get the shapes, color and general direction in place before I commit to a bigger canvas. I was talking with my great painting pal, Julie Davis, about how this process can feel repetitive at times. In practice, I find that the scale differential usually changes things so much that the larger painting is a completely new challenge. It's really useful work out, or at least consider, some of the elements ahead of time. I don't always do it, but it can be a very helpful discipline.