Sunday, February 15, 2009

Construction Zone

This is my second painting after attending Liz's workshop, and I have to say that I love the new process. This was done alla prima and completed in approximately four hours. Using this new method, I was able to sketch, wipe and sketch about five times in a matter of minutes to arrive at a composition that I thought was pleasing. The freedom and "nimbleness" are exhilarating. Prior to this, I used to draw in paint and then kind of colour inside the lines. Well, I exaggerate a little here, but compared to the old style, I finally feel like a painter. I took this photo a few years ago in the Dominican and at the time was barely dabbling in art, but shadows and light were beginning to interest me as I'm sure they do most artists. Unfortunately, I've been away for a couple of weeks and will be leaving again shortly, so painting is on the back burner for a while longer. Can hardly wait to get back at it in earnest, and blogging, which I really enjoy, has to take a back seat for now. I really need to get a laptop!
oil on 9" x 12" canvas board