Thursday, November 29, 2007
Limes on Blue Plate
These limes, done in my sketchbook last night, is an example. My INTENTION was to do a quick sketch, try to do a 'painterly' wash .. and STOP! HA!
The more I looked at my photo reference (it was after 7:30 PM when I started this and dark outdoors), the more I SAW -- and afterall, I thought, wasn't that one of my intentions -- to SEE better! YES! BUT.......I couldn't help but try to PAINT all those nuances I was seeing-- and doing THAT, moved me from my quick 'sketch' to more involved 'paint' --
So I"m still trying to figure out this sketch versus painting ... for my own way of doing things.
While I was waiting for some of these layers to dry, I did another quick sketch of some leaves and mushrooms ... but this time, I outlined the pencil marks in ink. I then very quickly, added a bit of paint in a more 'relaxed', FUN way. I haven't finished that sketch as I grew tired and turned it ... BUT, I'm wondering about the different attutyde I took with ink on the paper.