November 15, 2016
I took another look at this one, and repainted it with a dark blue under painting to get the values right. After I added color, I went back into all the "white" highlights and evaluated them for color.
All of which inspired me to make my Maine plans for next summer!
November 1, 2016
All these paintings were started with a value sketch and then quickly painted with color after that. After an accidental splash of turpenoid over the paintings, they got a bit of repainting on top of that.
I'd had a bit of "painter's block" for a while now, and it was nice to just push through it and paint!
The painting of the still life with the "wallpaper" pattern behind it was done first with a burnt umber band at the top of the painting. It was too big, too dull and made a lousy composition. After thinking about ways to solve the problem, I considered what a painter like Eduard Vuillard would do -- and added the pattern (based on a scarf) to bring the painting together.