Friday, January 08, 2010
Anatomy of a painting 6
I'm making this painting indoors, from a series of photographs I took in September when I was there. So some things in this painting are fixed and static, and I know how I want them to appear (and I remember very well how I felt when I was there in person, and I want that feeling in the painting). But, I can still go outside and look at the clouds, any time. So I did that before it got dark. Real clouds are a lot softer then these painted ones. More varied, more infinite. It's tough, this painting thing...
Then I had tea and blueberry muffins with Suzanne, along with some good conversation. Books did come up, from time to time.
When Ryan came home from work I said, "Close your eyes..." and I showed him the work-in-progress.