Spent the better part of the day getting the sketch placed on the linen canvas. At this phase of my process, I am just looking for a good composition. Looking for a pleasing design and interesting negative spaces. I am in no way trying to achieve a likeness or a refined drawing like I did with the Trois Crayon a few days back. This is intended to be my roadmap. I have found that when I do a very refined grisaille with an exact likeness, it works against me. I am then too concerned about ruining what I have done by placing color over it. Kinda like a deer in the headlights of a car, I just stand there blinking.
Linda Lawler is an artist working in a naturalist realism style. She works as an Illustrator and Portrait Artist. Ms Lawler is currently working from Western View Studio in Gore Virginia and teaches privately at the studio. Contact her for individualized instruction.
Her works have garnered her many awards, most recently, the Elaine and James Hewitt Award for Oils & Acrylic at the Audubon Artists Show, held at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan in Sept. 2015. The award was for her painting, Family Tree.
All artwork on this site is for sale. Contact Linda at Western View Studio, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing and to purchase.