Sunday, January 19, 2014
JANUARY 19 - ALREADY!
Lots of thinking - maybe too much! - but I have painted Grace twice now and am losing interest but I really don't like either one of them. I wanted to experiment with backgrounds on these watercolor portraits as I have been leaving them basically blank. I've been looking at a lot of art - Van Gogh, Matisse - and there is such interest in the background where it becomes such a big part of the overall design.
SO - I found a photo of a beautiful flowering tree and am incorporating that into the portrait. I really, really hope I can integrate the 2 in some interesting pattern. This is what I started with this morning and have worked on it all day (in between gasping during football games). I'll take another photo in the morning to show the progress...