The Art of Visualizing Black & White
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Another piece inspired by rainbows. This
one has a central radiating point similar to
"The Path" only reversed. As I compose a piece with my spontaneous
wash method sometimes the areas of a painting that are lighter in value
and color require much more layers to overpower the umber doodling I start
with. Sometimes just to approach things differently I will start a painting on a paper overlay with an
ink wash. This gives me a chance to change the theme if I am not
completely satisfied without building up the paint beyond necessity. I
also roughly outline the imagery I see on the paper then transfer the
basic theme by rubbing charcoal on the back of the paper. Then I start
again with my umber wash on the painting panel only this time the initial
application is to establish values. I have done this method several times since
the painting "Birth of the Cities". Sometimes sketching out the
theme somewhat removes the free flowing of movement within the piece. Then
again establishing the theme provides a more exacting of anatomical
necessities. No matter what the objects are. This piece is fantasy art
mainly because of the castle, but it could also be landscape art because
there are castles on mountain tops.
Oil - 24" x
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