Sunday, May 11, 2008

Preliminary Sketch and Rough-In

Sounds like I am building something. However, as I continue with the series of art from 1950-60 black and white photos, I needed to plan my next painting out. I was taking a somewhat square photo and pushing it into a rectangular canvas, so I needed to do little rearrangement. This is just a rough sketch that is guiding me with the location of the figures and their relative size. I will tell about the figures in this painting when I am done. I am attempting to use olive green and burnt umber as a value study as Karin Jurick did - see her blog. I could add color to this one, but it is fairly dark anyway, so I chose to use a more or less monochromatic palette.
Check back to see how this one turns out.

At the primitive stage, but on it's way!

2 comments:

Susan Carlin said...

Oooh, this one's already got my attention. Very early-60s cocktail party, right? Who are these folks? Go, Pattie, Go!

Susan Carlin said...

Back again, a day later... thank your for your great response to my "story." Love. That's it!