Sunday, August 21, 2011
Stacked Mugs II
8 inch X 8 inch oil on canvas panel
Sometime I have the hardest time getting started. So I toned some new panels with burnt sienna. Then I looked at some of my old painting efforts. I decided that I would work on an anemic little painting that I did here. I moved the horizon line and added a vertical panel. I also added some color. I think this is a better composition.
I read lots of other people's blogs. Yesterday I read an art hint that really intrigued me. I'd love to give an attribution, but I can't remember where I read it or on whose blog! If I find it again, I'll let you know.
Anyway, she said that too many people don't stand back from the painting and look at it from a distance. She said she puts her palette about six feet away from her easel, which forces her to step back constantly and look at the painting from a distance. Tomorrow I'm going to try that. I'll let you know what I think after I've tried it.
Today my husband and I are going to Helotes TX to an Art Fair. Thank goodness it's supposed to be indoors. I hope it's air conditioned. Our temperatures are going to over 100 again today.