Saturday, November 17, 2012

Across the Field

This began as the demonstration painting for a class I taught last weekend. The topic was working from a drawing. When doing a sketch on location, one immediately emphasizes the elements that are interesting. Painting from that first interpretation offers a more personal response to the subject without too much confusing detail. Though I use photography as an integral part of my process, I find that if I`ve drawn something first, I begin with more confidence.
watermedia on paper 24"x18"
graphite on paper 6"x3.5"

available work


kingfisher said...

Forgive me if this is posted twice. But I don't think the first one "took".

This is quite different than most of what you've shown us recently. It's colorful, and I like it.

Melody Cleary said...


Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

More confidence when you've drawn the scene first ... agreed! When I've drawn it first, I have more than a nodding acquaintance with the subject and the painting becomes a time for the deeper conversations.

Beautiful painting! Intriguing drawing.

Micros said...

Yes. . .

I enjoy your works. The aspect that defines these paintings to me, is the quality and understanding of light and shape. How each defines the other with purpose. Almost teasing the other.

Good work Randall.