32 X 30cm
Study for "subliminal association"
I need to learn which parts of a painting needs detail (focal point) as opposed to which parts I can get away with not putting as much detail into (peripheral). These studies are showing me how I can achieve the idea I'm going for without giving it as much attention as I used to think I needed to give every square inch. Not to say I'm going to cut corners, because that shows, more so to make the composition lead the eye where the most emphasis is.
Here's what I learned;
1. I need to paint things that I actually like. I'm getting frustrated with finding compositions by just putting together objects in the house. I figured it wouldn't matter because these are just studies but now I see the importance because I'm focusing so much of my energy into it.
2. Some things I can't do fast! For example; I think an underpainting should be painted monotonous and slow for an even coat. This has taught me to push the boundaries of "sloppy" paintings because I'll never achieve the look I'm going for in my finished original works. Now I can be even more free.
3. Keep a time sheet.
Even if you don't think you have a lot to say: please let your voice be heard. It is inspirational for me
"Not conceded, just better than jail" - Dr. Spawk, FPC