June 17, 2012
Painting in a Series -- More lilies
The pattern of the brushstrokes had to be worked to support some of the painting was upright plant material, some was a horizontal plane of water and some was reflected, going deeper below the surface.
There's a course at the Corcoran School on painting in a series that a friend of mine has taken. I haven't taken it, but here I am, working my way through lily paintings. I've been looking at how to take a subject and work on it using a variety of viewpoints, palettes and techniques. The trick is to make the paintings work together. Once these lily paintings are a bit drier, I need to see how well they group and what seems to be missing.