Wednesday, March 10, 2010

New stuff from 8th of March

I took a week off to work on a SS Great Britain painting with Floris, which we managed to finish in less than 4 days. So I started this Sargent study on Monday in preparation for (sort of) for going outside and painting with gouache.

The focus on this image was to get the colours and feeling of the painting right. While shapes are important, this painting is much more impressionistic and adhering strictly to the shapes wouldn't teach me much (I think). So once I got the colours right, I went on and tried to pick out the things that could help me move towarda a final picture. Not quite there yet but I'll keep putting time into it until I know how to finish a painting properly.

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