Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Artist at Work (training painting)

while the students painted Sunday morning, I started a 'training' painting. i drew with conte crayon and gesso on a small gessoed canvas 10x10".  yesterday i took a pic of the scene at low tide and today i took one at high tide.  the sounds and 'feel' of Sunday morning reminded me of Venice.  yesterday i placed a light blue to establish the large cool and warm shapes.  it feels like Venice.  what struck me most this morning is that the photos tend to flatten and elongate the horizontal shapes.  the vertical shapes don't have the scale that i feel when placed within the 'cube' of space i stand in and use for reference.

2 comments:

lighttrapper said...

Debbie,
Can you tell me what the sign on the green monument behind Paulie,at Cripple Cove says? I've seen this in several pictures and am curious.
thanks

Debbie Clarke aka pbsage said...

hello there! when i get a moment, i will get a pic! it might not be until sunday morning when we paint.
best,
deb.

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