5/18/08

YUPO ON ANOTHER RAINY DAY

After posting the 'London Rainy Umbrella' scene on YUPO, I decided to change it. That's one of the great advantages of painting on YUPO. Major reconstruction is possible without compromising the painting.

I felt that the pattern created by the lights and darks was not very strong in the original post on May 5th. Check out the new painting, then look at the comparison of the old one and the new one below, which I've posted in black and white.

Eliminating the color factor in the pictures posted below helps show the 'pattern' relationships better. We read paintings by the value changes of shapes and the edges that we see. The pattern that's created by the different values and different shapes must be interesting enough to make us "stop and look."

I like the patterns of the final adjustments much more. I not only added some medium and dark shapes in several areas, but also lifted out some light shapes on the pavement. The painting seems stronger and more interesting to my eye now, and the overall effect has a little more of a 'wet, windy city' feeling to it now. It's done......I think.

8 comments:

Dawn said...

wow I love the new changes, it really makes a difference! it feels more like rain... and I should know ;)

Nava said...

I love this series - and it's getting better and better!

Looking at this one is particularly refreshing on a day like today, when the temperatures were close to 90...

Anonymous said...

sandy,
you have such good instincts...I love how you used the black/white
studies. It 'feels' right now!!
Lovely soft rain...
missy from the bayou

Sandy Maudlin said...

Hiand thanks for the comments. Missy, I may have a workshop on YUPO is in the works for next summer in Dallas. I'll post info on my blog if it all works out.

I really like this painting much better now and appreciate your comments a lot.

Sandy said...

Everything that you would want or you want to "pop" definitely does now! This is a gorgeous painting with a feeling that makes one want to get up and go!!

sandy

Martha said...

Fantastic! You do use that Yupo to good effect, and very interesting to see your process regarding value decisions.

faltiska said...

Sandy, I love the melancholy it conveys. I love Maine Evening even more.

I would love to post an article about your work on http://faltiska.net/artblog. Do I have your permission to use photos of your work in the article?

By the way, I found your blog navigating a link I found in your comment to my article on Gleb Goloubetski.

Nick said...

I think it is better, too. I had actually liked the unfinished stage (posted earlier) more than the finished one, but you've figured out what to do here and it definitely worked!