Today’s approach to painting

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.

Graham Sutherland Sunrise between Hedges 1939, and my Chinese brushes!

Published by pamelacravendavies

I’ve always wanted to be an artist for some reason. What ever that means. Perhaps it means being paid to create art or creating art for yourself? I think it would make me happier to paint every day, to loose myself in the process of painting, drawing, making ! Only of course when I am enjoying it and it’s going well! 😇 I like beautiful things around me. I like colour, pattern and texture. I like history, I like to know what has happened in people’s lives, how they have coped with life and what they have done.

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