Sunday, June 18, 2006
Yesterday, it took me a while to find my three values. I tend to get myself all confused when I choose complex views. William says, "Do a thumbnail, and work fast", it does work, and I don't mean to fight it, I just don't always see it right away. For instance, the shadows on my buildings were darker than then sky. How can I lay in the building as one value? How do I choose that color as there are so many shouting for my attention? Mary would have said let the colors define the surfaces. Somehow I want to integrate these two voices.
Love the blue stack and searched for a view where I could include it in my painting. It didn't end up being the focus of my work. I think I would have to move a block or two away to make that happen. William finds the most interesting places. It is always fun to see what everyone chooses to paint.
Okay, so I finally figured out the values, and then up pulls this truck. Not a bad thing, as the color was an added bonus. Certainly not as hot as we expected, but 5 hours standing wears me out. Today I still had energy to do some sketching and work on a large piece I have on my easel. All in all it was a good day.
*** yes, I do know how to spell wearhouse, I just liked the play on words.
Posted by Robin Neudorfer at 10:33 AM