2/9/09

MORE OIL

Here's another quick oil sketch of trying to put down the immediate response to a scene. Painting quickly with almost no detail is one of the best ways to help establish emotional response to the subject matter.

Of course, the interaction of the shapes, values, textures, colors, and lines becomes even more important since detail will not be there to reinforce the story of the painting. Next, the idea is to meld this into a larger effective painting while keeping the emotion in it.

We were walking in the drizzle of cool rain along the Rhine, and it was almost dark. These two lovers were doing their best to keep dry under one umbrella, and, hopefully, it'll make a good painting soon.

"RIVERWALK' Oil on Masonite 9 x 12"

7 comments:

Dawn said...

I love how she is hugging him, sweet!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Your posts always give us such lessons - spontaneity of brush, muted colours, emotional patterns and (one of my favourites with your work) a narrative. And this you term a sketch for a major work.... for me its a finished work in its own right. LOVE IT.

Ann Buckner said...

Ms. Sandford-Cook said it so well. The brushwork, the light/dark patterns, the ambience, all make this an exciting painting.

Sandy said...

Great subject matter. This will be a beauty!

Nava said...

Great movement and energy in this one!!!

Ken Goldman said...

I love the way you handled this oil. I notice it is on masonite. Have you ever tried oil on yupo or mylar? I wonder how that would work?

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks, everyone for commenting. Ken, I haven't done as much work with oils recently as you have. Your work is outstanding! May have to give the YUPO and oil a try. Thanks for the idea:-)