Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Checkerboard Painting

Well, I thought about it more last night and this morning and came up with this - so far. Remember, it's about Size with a Checkerboard Composition and Viridian (which is a lovely color I rarely use but should put back in my palette - it lifts like a dream, too!) for the unifying color throughout the painting.

Sandy is sick with a bug today so no class - so I went downstairs while the computer was off and unplugged (lightning and thunder and horrendous rain this morning with wind shaking the windows). Here's what I have so far.

Now I need to watch my Janet Rogers dvd on portraits before tacking the 2 artist portraits I'm working on. The pressure will be on because I want these to be good and good likenesses - they will be seen by the "models" when finished :)


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I am liking your take on this one so far. I, too, like the cool blue of Viridian but for some reason don't use it often. I guess because for the most part I am a warm color person. This looks great so far and I think unifies the entired painting. Let us know what you think about assigning values first in a painting like this, I love doing that! I have never tried it with Viridina, though.


Tracy Wandling said...

Oh I like the different sized squares! Very cool idea. Okay, so you were off the hook today, having class cancelled...so you'd better have LOTS done for the next class!

RHCarpenter said...

Thanks, Susan. I think going over the viridian might lift it a bit as it lifts easily, but we'll see.
Thanks, Tracy :) Yep, I was off the hook missing class today.