|SELF PORTRAIT IN RED|
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
I started this painting today. I have another I am working on but I didn't feel like painting on it and wanted to get some art done, so I thought I would have several going at the same time. My wonderful husband bought me a new Mac computer with a 27" screen and WOW! The imagery is awesome. Now I want to paint in my office so I can utilize the screen. I was playing around with the Photo Booth app and took a few pictures then did a little photoshopping. This is the basis for my new painting. I usually paint the dark value in cool colors, so I thought I would use red this time and see what develops. So far, I am breaking the "rules" by centering the image a bit too much. I will see if I can pull it off, otherwise there is always the option of cropping to create the balance I need. Working directly instead of drawing and transferring does create challenges. Starting with a Notan (2 values) helps to focus on shapes and relationships. I thought I would keep this one 80% warm. I am fascinated by the 80/20 idea of dominance, often 80/15/5. Just one more thing to be thinking about which adds complexity to the process.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 8:06 PM