Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Artist at work
I've finally finished.
The last part of the painting was the painting within the painting. For this I wanted to convey that feeling of a creation in progress. The painting is of Niagara falls in the winter... the subject is not really important to all of us but hopefully is to Denis himself. We paint best what is dear to our hearts or that we have a connection to in some way and I know how much Denis loves the sheer beauty of the ice formations on the falls in the winter so it seemed just right that he would want to capture this on paper. For the rest of us artists the importance lies more in the fact that Denis, like us, is in engrossed in the creation itself, revelling in the rollercoaster of emotions as he paints. Hopefully our eye is drawn from Denis's face to his hand and down through the paintbrush to the painting but the painting itself is not the primary focus so i didnt want to paint in too much detail or use colours that were wildly different to the rest of the painting. This is why I had chosen to use the same colours for his clothes as the painting.
Thanks for following along with me. Its been nice to have company while I painted.