I’m using the same successful approach as I used yesterday. I say it was successful because at the end of the day I could put my painting up on my wall and be happy for it to be seen. I could also see my achievement, I had accomplished what I had set out to do and that was to paint/draw a plant pot in front of a book shelf.
Now I have to improve upon that. I have never really composed a painting. Made a composition up. So little at a time I’m hoping my paintings will have more in them. More background and more going on in them.
So today I am choosing a painting I saw in The Hepworth Wakefield a couple of years ago now
It was a painting done by David Hockney called Rocky Mountains and Tired Indians.
When I saw it in front of me it was very large and he had done it whilst a student. It wasn’t until I bought his book last year that I really appreciated it and that’s because of David’s comments beside it. Explaining how it came about. Inventing a picture like this helps me today because that is what I am going to do. Just on a very small scale as an experiment.
I am going to use one of my own photographs for a landscape and then I’m either going to use another photograph of a family member and a piece of furniture from the house or a magazine. I want to paint everything and also use another painting by Graham Sutherland to keep me focused on my colour palette.