Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Here it is...Tuscany 2, finished! It's now hanging on the owner's wall and will hopefully be a nice suprise for her when she gets home. She has no idea it's done or what it looks like.
I am proud of this, even though it is painting for decoration rather than for the purpose of conveying an idea or thought. It's wall art as opposed to anything with real depth but that's ok. It's human nature to decorate and beautify and not everyone wants a reminder of the sometimes poor state of the world on their wall. There's a time and a place for that sort of expression I guess and this time is not it!
I learnt a lot from doing this painting, good practical knowledge that will see me right in future paintings. In my last post the shadows were shorter, indicating that the suns position in the sky was quite high. Yet, as my husband pointed out the fact this is a sunset dictates that the sun's low in the sky and there for the shadows should be long not short. I learnt more about colours that bring things forward or make things appear further away, I knew it in theory now I have learnt it. As I said, good practical knowledge!
I am glad this wasn't a long drawn out painting, 30 hours or so from blank canvas to the wall. I'm fired up not worn out and already I'm thinking...what's next?