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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2018!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Live and Learning

So after dragging my feet all day, I forced myself to pencil sketch the girl's outline.I hate, hate, hate pre-sketching. Yes, it's all part of the process, and yes I will be grateful for it later on.. but this is the least enjoyable part for me. So I did it really fast, and sort of messy.

Live and learn right? Live now, learn.... uh..  later.

Honestly though, for this painting, which will take many weeks, I can always fine tune it later. But now I've (quickly) moved into the color blocking stage. My favorite. Here I can figure out the flow and feeling.

 My painting style works like a paint by numbers, horrific sounding but let me explain. I paint in the light tones first, with shadows, then I lay on the carefully picked flesh tones, and fabric tones by sight, methodicaly. First I sculpt it, then I paint it and the light tones act as a guide.

So that's how I work, hope I explained it clearly.

Stay Artsy & DFTBA

Sarah Bosserman


Jim Bumgarner said...

There's no need to be apologetic, Sarah. You're evolving beautifully in your art. This will be very striking because you've laid down all the basic foundational component very nicely.

Sarah Bosserman said...

Thanks Jim, though laziness is a weed I have to keep a watch on in my art. :)

Terrie said...

Nice to see a painting develop from the very beginning and your description of your style of working is very clear and helpful to me...a non-representational painter.