Missed a day. Where was I?
I was on Wells Beach in Maine, for what may have been the last warm beach day of this year (for this part of the country). Yesterday I returned to the studio and worked on the painting "Pond." I also made two drawings. The details of "Pond" are now in process. Mostly I worked on the middle figure's head and upper torso. I am very involved in getting his facial expression right, which will connect him to his world. I will work more on "Pond" today and will post a new version soon.
As to the drawings: I am finding they are enhancing my ability to feel the correctness of the details of the figure in "Pond." Today's second drawing was about practice on details, and I believe it to be an excellent drawing in itself. The first drawing is a study for an upcoming painting. Here they are...
I have complained about the difficulty of reproducing art via photography. Check out the drawings posted in the previous post (09/24/2010). This morning I increased their contrast using Photoshop and re-posted them. They look better and are closer to the originals. When first posted these drawing appeared as if they were on grey paper. They are on white paper.
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