Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Continuing...House in the Valley
House in the Valley
14x11in oil on canvas
Continuing with the painting from my previous post.
I started with the house area and painted out
from there on a larger sheet of canvas taped to a board.
The previous image was the center area.
I like working on a painting this way as
it gives me a choice of image size.
I learned this in watercolor. Often the painting
had a decent part, but as a whole it did not work.
I would cut the best part out - mat it and it and it
looked great. No one ever knew the failure to
manage a larger painting well.
I will study this one for a while before
making up my mind on the size.
I am relieved and thrilled that the workshop went
verrrrry well. I thank you all for the encouraging
It helped a lot that the workshop artists were already
experienced and ready to make some changes.
It takes a lot of courage to fracture at first. I mean...
who wants to mess up their own precious painting
But they were all intent of learning how to
make their paintings more interesting and painterly.
The reward for their courage?
Some wonderful painting came out of the workshop.
I took some photos and will show them tomorrow.
Labels: fracturing technique, House in the Mesilla Valley, impressionism, julie ford oliver daily painter. blog, landscape, nm. oil on canvas
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.