Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The beginnings of a new work on the drawing board. This will be the first of two new works for a fall juried show with New England matter as the theme. At this point all I am doing is laying in tonal values across the entire work (24" in width) to establish balance of values. I guess you would say I am toning the 'canvas' just as a painter might do in prep to begin to add 'color'. You also should be able to determine that this work is going to 'flow' in a different manner from the one just completed last week of the gourds. How I work a piece, as I have always said, is determined by the work at hand, its composition, its subject placement and importance, and the overall values and focus.

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