Monday, June 13, 2016
Laying in the Initial Color
When starting a large mural, such as this small part of a dining room, I am often struck by how exciting (the possibilities) and terrifying (the possibilities). It can give you pause, to meditate on what you are undertaking. I'm a finisher, but in order to finish I need to start! Tackling a key piece, an "anchor" element, such as this sculpted pot, helps me get in the flow of the paint, so I can build a world around it, surf this big wave in. I start with this because I don't have to think too much, just to get light, shadow and tone in blue, polishing it to classically form the work to be both dream and believable. Let me share the process here.