Monday, December 8, 2008
Harbor Market - A Study
5 X 7 inch oil painting on canvas panel.
This is the first of 3 studies that I painted at the workshop I took a few weeks ago. Our teacher Greg LaRock asked us to simplify the forms, just paint shapes initially and add details last. It sounds simple, just paint a big shape and move on but it’s so easy to get overwhelmed by all the details I see when I’m painting and before I knew it I was adding in windows and all kinds of other visual junk. Luckily Greg stopped me. I took my brush and painted over all those little details. Immediately the painting improved. This was a very good exercise that I need to repeat often!
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