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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Drawing Preparations for Painting

Traditionally drawing is the recommended foundation for painting. Yet, I always yearn to have paintings that are direct and fresh and alive. If I do a drawing first the painting is likely to loose life and spontaneity. I am so anxious to have the thrilling experience of getting a painting that comes together without being overworked, I neglect drawing.
Day before yesterday I painted daffodils outside in the cold. My first oil painting of the season. It didn't work.

2 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

I understand!!! Once I recuperate from my eye surgery and get glasses that work properly, I'm going to get out and at least try to do something!!!

Parapluie said...

Kay,
I'll be painting soon too. This is Spring break for my grandchildren.