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9th Annual Art-a-Day Challenge, January 2017!

Friday, January 23, 2015

From Pat Fleming

Hello again. I see that the colors on the painting of Kennewick Ave didn't transfer to electronic medium very well but I changed them anyway. Also painted out the pedestrian. This painting got posted on Paint On too. If you are a painter and not on Paint On check it out. It is an international venue hosted by Thomas Weswik who also hosted Plein Air Painters. I fired some of the bowls yesterday and pulled some handles and added logos to some others. I started another painting. It is one of those where every thing seems to go right. The drawing was impeccable I couldn't mix the wrong colors and it was really cool until I backed off and looked from afar. The composition was such that it looked like it was flowing off the panel. I struggled mightily with a redraw but finally gave up and started over. The new drawing is troubling, the colors don't work but the composition is OK. It never ends-I think that why we do this. The Reach has an open house this coming Friday from 5:30 to 7:30. There will be a panel discussion on the travails of being an artist in this area. Thanks. Pat Fleming

1 comment:

Bobi Wilson said...

Yeah, ...the problem solving/trouble shooting is a mixed bag isn't it?
Can't make it to the REACH tonight but would like to hear how it went.