Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Friday, September 3, 2010

On My Back Door-Step #2

Fence Rails (#2)

Watercolor on paper, 11in x 15in
When I am making a painting outdoors under direct sunlight I see an incredible variety of colors.
Since I am using no intervening technology in the process of translating the scenery in front of my eyes into the paint I put onto the paper, I have no easy filtering or simplification of information, compared to painting indoors from a photograph.
Painting outdoors, I also see a massive variety of textures in the foliage, the grasses, bark, flowers and wood, which I depict in shapes and masses of lighter and darker tones of colors.
My first job is to make sense of what I am looking at, and my second job is to make my record of the scene comprehensible to someone else.
Practice, practice, practice.

1 comment:

Leisa said...

it is definitely comprehensible to me Mavis!! I felt the freshness of the day and the peace of the trees and the surroundings. I want to come and sit there too!!