Constructing a Painting

Blog 8 Portugal drawing

Portugal Landscape

Beginning a painting, I first gather all the pictorial material references available, then I work a number of studies or gesture type doodles. I can get so involved when working abroad. I try to at least concentrate on one main idea, for example my vehicle sketches of going from one country to another they are continuous line. The line is expressive varies in thickness. An individual doesn’t realize how ingenious the landscape is so well constructed. I studied with Mario Cooper who always stressed keep it simple’ even though; my drawings are much cluttered. The composition is very important and being economical is being more selective. As I hear many times before less is more like saying something very important in a few words?

Blog 8 Pyrennes Moutain drawing

The Pyrenees Mountains

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pat
    Oct 21, 2014 @ 23:48:50

    I love your sketches they remind me of all the wonderful place i went to. You are soooooo talented.

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  2. Wake
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 21:05:47

    This is a great lesson to learn no matter what you’re into. Expressing a few things very well is better than doing too much and making everything distracted from your original vision. Goes well with a short post too.
    It shows how art is a great way to help yourself grow as a person. Can’t wait to read more of your posts when I have time…

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  3. Angela
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 01:45:37

    Thanks Wake. That is why I started blogging hoping to help individuals with their art life or just life.

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