Lazy sunday afternoons
May 22, 2008 § 6 Comments
“lazy sunday afternoons” – acrylics on canvas – w:60 cm h:80cm
After my latest quarrels with oils I needed a short (acrylic) break. I do not consider this painting completely finished, since I will most probably still add some finishing touches to it later on, but at the moment I have put it on my wall to study the overall composition. The procedure of creating this painting was very experimental. I painted from life and neither did I do any kind of preliminary sketch, nor did I even sketch out the basic shapes on my canvas before starting – I just went straight on with the colors. To my big surprise it worked. Of course, if I had taken the time to compose this painting, I might have moved the plants a little more to the bottom of the canvas, but then again the thing that intrigued me most when painting this little scene was this warm, bright late afternoon sunlight with its long golden shadows.
Unfortunately the colors once again don’t show right in this picture, they are brighter and warmer in RL and the leaves aren’t that dark, too. Conclusions: I clearly need to develop my photographic skills :o)…