Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The night before there was the most amazing sunset. I rushed home to take a picture of it and found I had missed the light show. It was in my top five sunsets of all time.
I had missed a meeting of the California Art Club Orange County Chapter which is under new leadership to eat with some friends that night also. My artistic needs were not being fulfilled.
I was preparing to paint in the studio when my wife called and said I had to get out and paint because the clouds were so big.
I went close to the house so I could get started right away. I am painting on masonite coated with a mixture of acrylic paint and fine pumice gel. The board is about 24"X30".
The focus on the mountain was to get the solid feeling of it without diminishing the strength of the clouds; while creating the feeling of distance.
I like how the contrast in the style of marks worked and in particular how the mountain turned out. I feel like I really captured the color and values in the mountain.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
- Objects drawn upon the canvas may have almost any color scheme as far as color harmony is concerned. The question is what color or set of colors best expresses our idea in a given picture.
- The very key or the general color of a painting must show that the artist has felt the beauty and significance of the scene.
- Reserve is strength and overstatement is meaningless.
- The great philosopher who can say what beauty is has not yet arisen.
- The separate application of complimentary colors in the masses creates vibrancy and an iridescent prismatic effect that is critical in creating the sense of atmospheric perspective and the feeling of receding masses. It is achieved by painting the colors separately not by mixing them wet into wet on the canvas.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
- Mastery is a balance of form and color in the composition.
- Mastery is considered the creation of a richly orchestrated pictorial space in which form fusing with color turns into a new reality-the created painting.
- The mechanics of putting one spot of color next to another-the fundamental thing.
- Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision.
- People are interested in the expression of beauty; something that makes them believe in the beauty and glory of human existence.
- He the artist must show people more-more than they already see and he must show them with so much sympathy and understanding that they will recognize it as if they themselves had seen the beauty and the glory.
- Better to make a big thing out of a little subject than to make a little thing out of a big subject.
- Don't strain for a grand subject anything is the painters fodder.
- You must feel the beauty of something before you start.