Majestic, 36 x 24, oil on canvas, L. Daniel © 2016
Sold in Solo Show, "Chasing Color, Finding Light", Davis Gallery
When clouds and atmosphere collide with warming sun rays, it can make for a majestic sky morning. I am always happy to witness the drama and find the imagery very inspiring.
When I first started this painting, I blocked it in as a horizontal. I loved the farm buildings but realized that I really needed more room to develop the amazing sky. Darn it.
It was hard to wipe down after I had carefully sketched in all the forms, but once I turned the canvas and began again, I was glad I did.
The new start... with room for the sky... ahhh!
Show Tip #8 - Stay Flexible
It doesn't take very long to become "married" to an idea, but sometimes a great plan needs to be slightly adjusted (or completely revamped). It's especially hard for me to let go once I have invested time and care into a good start. However, I learned a long time ago that getting attached too soon (and ignoring a problem area) can ruin not only the final piece, but also my enjoyment of the whole process. It's so important to stay objective. In the case above, I argued with myself about whether or not I had time to start over. Ultimately, I didn't have time NOT to start over!
Here are links to other Show Tips:
Tip #4 - Work in Series
Tip #5 - Establish a Schedule
Tip #6 - Be Kind to YOU
Tip #7 - Follow your Heart
Painters - join me at this Plein Air Workshop:
April 28-30, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA
Contact Info: Mary Anderson, 912-634-8414