Saturday, September 19, 2009

four times four is sixteen.....

cathy coley, on your comment to yesterday's post ... you were right .... pears .... to get the rest of you up to speed .... i did this large canvas in blue panes ....using masking tape .. the white isn't plain canvas, it is papered and glazed with titanium white ... and then i made pears ... i cut out 16 ... from papers i already had painted ... they were filed away by color ... i picked green yellow and orange .... then i decided it would be a better picture if the cute dog was with the pears .... she said ok ... then i tried on the pears ... i centered them in each pane.... and then i thought they weren't meant to be centered .... so i offset them ..... .... but now, i think they are all too big .... so that's my next thing ... to trim them all down .... then glue them on ... then go in with paint to give them shading ... depth ... richer coloring ...

so, i had that to do today ... and i had three hours in my studio today ....and i didn't touch it ... well .. i touched it to get it out of my way ... and i worked on two other canvases instead .... 
so tomorrow, i should finish those two other canvases, but, of course, i'll probably work on the pears instead .... 

it rained here pretty much ALL day .... the front page of the paper said "forecast for forever: rain" .... that just cracked me up ... so tomorrow, more rain, and probably, more art time .. what's your plan for the rest of the weekend? 
should i do the pears? 
are they the right colors?
should they be off center?
are they too big? 
how can i ever finish a painting when it gives me so many questions? 











7 comments:

see you there! said...

Definately do the pears, definately do them off center. Can't wait to see the finished canvas.

Darla

cath c said...

lol! great!

i find when i'm writing, if it gives that many questions, it might be time to step away, do something else for a bit.

i really like the golden ones against the blue. remind me of bosch.

artmom said...

rain, rain, rain.....good painting in the studio weather....

There ought to be a book on "finishing paintings - 100,000,000+ ideas how to" .

I love starting canvasses And always stumble/get confused/puzzle when the finish comes. wait and see what transpires, I guess!

Anonymous said...

Love the pears - not centered - but maybe randomly placed in each square

Anonymous said...

NICE!!!!!
I love it!!

Anonymous said...

oh---that last one was me--
--Roberta :)

Greg said...

I agree, what would it look like if the pears were randomly placed, horizontally and vertically?

Greg