Session #042, Work #030

A mixture of two and thee dimensions in one painting. Remind me never to try a painting again with such exact lines.

I’m pretty skeptical when it comes to drawing from Bargue as a exercise in learning how to draw better. So I had this idea to mix two dimensions with three dimensions.

Drawing exact and perfect lines with a brush is very difficult. Right after starting this I learned my folly, but I persisted and I’m fairly happy with the outcome.   I missed the past two days paintings due to a business trip to Chicago, so this weekend I will be making up for them by doing three paintings tomorrow.

I may even venture outside for a plein air painting for the first time in over 5 years!   I’m feel as though I need to assess my direction in art right now and focus a bit more. I still need to work on drawing, all the time and probably forever really, but I need to set down an exact direction that I will take to improve my skills.

I’m still battling with using pencil and paper and my want to keep brush skills at their best. I may relent to graphite soon, at least for a while, or I may just have it handy for on the go art sketches.      




My hierarchy of painting importance

  1. Drawing
  2. Value
  3. Edges
  4. Composition
  5. Color



How can I improve the drawing

Focus more, work on it longer.



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