Monday, January 26, 2015
Sketch Near Completion
Another observation method I use is, to position my easel in my studio so that I can look at it from the doorway into our kitchen. The doorway is three steps above the studio floor and about 18 feet across the room so that I can get a reduced view much like on the computer. I can casually glance at whatever I am working on while preparing meals. These fleeting glances often reveal adjustments I simply overlooked when being up too close to the artwork.
Again, this sketch is a self education process. I am learning the subjects face, expression and trying to get an overall sense of personality onto the paper before I begin the actual oil painting. At this point I am generally happy with the direction I am going.