Monday, July 19, 2010

Nearer Life

Nearer Life, originally uploaded by jasonshogreen.

Re-investigating this painting at a smaller scale for a commission. It's been interesting giving this image another go, knowing more about color, structure, physics, and knowing it's not really what I'm about these days. It's actually been much harder this time around.

However learning to paint in some middle ground between direct and indirect changes everything for the better regarding the integration of the face, the reflections, the clouds.

The studio is getting hotter, stuffier, and more difficult to paint in every day. It's a brick oven with no windows and liquin fumes in the air, but fortunately after this piece I'm going to be moving out for the summer. It's going to be a world apart from the residency in a few weeks painting under the cerulean sky in the French countryside.

There's another funny project I'm tacking onto the trip as well. I'm calling it slow-blogging.

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