When I go out to shoot, I don’t have a plan. I just wander around capturing interesting and unique things. I have a bunch of downtown pics from back when I used to work there, so it’s interesting capturing the changes between 10 years ago and today. There has been a surprising amount in just the last 3 to 4 years.
The Saturdays that I’ve been going out over the last year have allowed me to move from taking random shots to, and I say this loosely…to attempting to document specific ideas, places or feelings.
This last Saturday I left with the goal of trying to capture 2 of the same thing but in different ways. It could be 2 pics of the same object or the same object in 2 different places:
I finished the brickwork and have started blocking in the base colors for the wood work. Once the building colors are all blocked in I’ll start the detail and shadow work. The last step will be the repeating pattern on the color band and this one will be wrapped up.
I know its been a while since I’ve updated the progress on the painting I’m currently working on so here it is:
I have been accused by some as “nancy-ing” it when it comes to this painting but that’s ok, you can’t rush greatness! There were some spots that took at while but I’m cooking now and it’ill be wrapped up shortly.
You learn in school that you shouldn’t really work just one painting at a time. In the past that didn’t work out for me. I’d have longish breaks due to work or other circumstances and by the time I would start backup any areas that needed to dry would be ready to go. With fewer distractions now, watching paint dry between layers isn’t very productive. Having 2 or even 3 paintings going at the same time will keep me on my toes. Here is the start of something new: