November 12, 2014
I’ve been sketching in oil pastels before I start a small original painting.
Focus and staying focused while painting can be a tricky task. If I do a sketch before I start, it mentally preps my mind’s intention for the actual painting process. It also helps as warm-up practice before I tackle the major commission projects in the studio.
First, I browse through my photos and decide on isolating a particular area. I like to focus on a magnified part of the picture-some minute detail I may have not noticed before. I often will use a cropped mat board as an aid in the beginning and move the crop around until a subject matter catches my eye. Yes, I could do this in photoshop, but I like the hands on approach and it’s much faster.
Will post the small original painting when it’s done. I might add some snow to mimic the cold weather outside today….
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The Little Brown Turtle
ArtWorks in RED Studio
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