Well I m talking about starting points on my post this weekend and will be sharing my painting proce
Well with many new students this term and people signing up to the website, I thought it might be of value to some of you to share my painting process. I want you to know this is not a static thing, I am constantly shaping my painting process from the artists I meet and established art educators that are so generous with their invaluable skills and ways of working. I do however want to mention a few names here that have informed me as a painter and art educator to date, these are Viv Ayres, Frederick Cuming RA, Nicki Heenan, Paul Wadsworth and Mary Gilkersohn to name a few. There are many more and I would be happy to explore this at a later date.
So for those who I have the pleasure of teaching know that I have a starting point of simplifying and cropping my source image, this would be the same working from a photo or if i were to be working in the landscape.
My first marks are the essential lines drawn into a small box an example of which is below.
I can tell at this stage whether the composition will work for me or not.