Monday, May 30, 2016

Dry Falls painting near Coulee City

Over the holiday weekend I went to Eastern WA and stayed one night in Moses Lake. Next morning I rode up to Dry Falls and was looking down from the cliff along SR-17. From the beginning I got frustrated with the colors I was making. They were much more vibrant, especially greens, than the ones on my palette. Besides those edges were not sharp enough to make out islands on the water. Probably I should have connected dark shapes together at the beginning as Jim Lamb taught in the past.

I'll probably make a larger format in the future to study the colors.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Value Contrast Adjustment

If you compare this image from the last update, you can see what I'm working on. I want to make the sun-lit part stand out while the cloud-covered part darker and less colorful. Clouds are still too dark that need to be lightened more.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Started considering final colors & values

It's about the stage I have to start considering the final values and colors when I add more paint on to the canvas. I felt the clouds were too dark while the sky&clouds are the lightest values in the composition. Also clouds-shadowed ground need to be darker than Sun-lit part. Then the  front side needs to be darker too.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Chuck Close PRINTS: Process and Collaboration @ Schack Art Center

This Sat afternoon I rode on my motorcycle despite the rain to get to Shack Art Center, Everett to see the exhibit about Chuck Close's printing processes and collaboration with print makers.

It inspired me a lot because it was not about Monroe-born artist's prints but it's about his ever-evolving processes and those printmakers' contributions to his process development. I've learned those processes such as mezzotint, pulp-paper multiplies, reduction linoleum, Japanese-style woodcut, and so on at the exhibit. It included those grids used to create "Phil" with pulp, and woodcuts for his self-portrait.

I spent about an hours to read through the descriptions next to the artifacts on the wall, which is quite unusual for me who wouldn't spend more than 15 min to walk through this size of exhibit. At the end I bought a book about this exhibit wrote by Terrie Sultan at the store.