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Sunday, December 14, 2014
Well, I decided to do a second painting of this pose and then choose which one I was going to exchange with another artist for his painting. This one is just textured gesso on paper, no collage. I tried to get the same gesso texture as the last painting and couldn't do it. I used Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus for the watercolor. I do like how a gesso surface takes the paint and releases the paint! Now I have to decide which version to keep and which to send. This one is much more traditional in approach.
Aside from working on this painting, I have been experimenting with the camera in my new iPhone 6+. I have been practicing stealth photography while out for walks and am getting better at positioning the camera without looking at the screen. You can release the shutter using the volume control buttons on the side or the volume controls on the ear buds, if they are plugged in and you don't have iTunes on. This image was taken with the iPhone camera and it seems to be more color accurate than my other camera. I didn't have to make any adjustments at all! I am impressed! I ordered an extension rod that also becomes a tall tripod. I am hoping to be able to take some images with unusual perspectives with this extension and also use the video feature on the phone using the tripod for filming some of my paintings in progress. My new photo accessories will come just in time for my next series of paintings.
It's that time of year to write down my objectives for creating work in the coming year. I try to focus on no more than five different areas and then do as many variations of these ideas as I can come up with. Limiting your choices helps your mind to be more creative with what is available. If you allow everything to be available, then one tends to go to the tried and true. safe and easy. Chuck Close says an artist needs to create a problem and then solve it. This is my way of creating a problem.
Posted by Myrna Wacknov at 4:39 PM