Monday, March 31, 2008
Finished...or close to it...
I have been working all day to finish up this oil painting of "The Youngest Groomsman." Having taken photos, I do see a few 'fixes' I should make, but it is close enough to call 'done - but for the editing.' Photos are great for showing things that are hard to see when only a paintbrush's distance away! I realized how soon the exhibit is coming up that I want to enter it in, and it must be dry before then, so I have been feeling the urgency of completing it.
At any rate, it has been a great learning experience to paint something that is of very little hue difference, and with not a huge value range, as well. This piece has a very low key range of values. It's true subject is light. I love the cruciform composition of it, though I know it does break a number of compositional 'rules.' I have enjoyed the process of it's creation very much.