Monday, December 03, 2012
So I had this idea. Do something small. Something easy. Something with instant gratification. Well, I got the small part right. It started with a single pear on a 6x6. But in truth, nothing is ever easy. If it were I would get horribly bored, almost immediately, and go eat soup.
My last painting, which I refuse to post online, was a good idea in the beginning but grew into the incredible Hulk. I got lost in the zone and my pears grew to abnormally large proportions and thus the whole painting took on an Amazon, grotesque, disfigurement. So I thought, lets start over. This time in baby steps. And thus, my little quad.
My newest epiphany: never go larger than life. :(
The easy part got lost in translation. Sure, it's just a pear. But it's a pear with several colorations each in light and shadow. Meaning each coloration must have a light, shadow, and varying degrees of each in order to produce the orbital or pearish shape. The leaves I veered from reality and pushed the color from blue-greens towards orange-green. And then I set it all back, hopefully giving it some depth on a little 6x6, by using a darker version of the foreground in the background.
Then the small part was sacrificed when I decided to do a tiny series. Yikes. One of the apples originally had apple blossoms which were executed beautifully but looked horrible in context so I scraped and re-painted. Thus, the instant gratification was sacrificed altogether.
So my idea morphed. Happily, into a better idea! :)
Oh well, so much for that. Now I have another idea...