aNaMaRiA ~ artblog

Monday, December 5, 2016

Painting a Claude Monet's piece

- because I'm in love with the brushstrokes I lost sight of the main purpose: study colour relationships.
- the "white" of the canvas is warmer.
- next time with impressionism: paint at 100% opacity to avoid blending.
- maybe muddiness can be avoided by applying pure colours.
- an initial tonal value study is useful.
- to concentrate in colour relationships, work with stains or bigger brushes.
- try to simplify the image into zones.
- identify the colours that are dominant, subdominant, subordinates and accents.
- Monet was one of the greatest!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Painting a frame of Sleeping beauty

What I noticed:
- more details and textures in the foreground.
- less volumes in the backgrounds.
- colours change when placed next to each other.
- do a sketch first! remember relationships to the picture-plane.
- found the horse's tongue to be too bright, it's the first thing I see.
- characters tend to be simpler, easier to read, cleaner.
- a branch has many colours and saturations, the sun touches parts of it.
- work with intention: if I'm analysing colours, then shapes or textures are secondary.
- Eyvind Earle's work is AMAZING!