Reading the articles in my latest Watercolor magazine. There are always comments made by artists that really hit me and stay with me...not that I haven't heard these things before in class and from other artists but there is something about seeing them in a national magazine that gives them more power.
"For every hour I paint, I spend an hour or longer looking at the painting. Before I start, I preplan as much as possible and develop an extensive drawing."
--- John Salminen (http://www.johnsalminen.com/)
"You have to know what you aim to do and figure it all out in advance. You can't change your mind in the middle of a picture. Putting your ideas together into conceivable compositions can be the difficult and frustrating part."
--- Paul Rickert (http://www.paulrickertart.com/)
So today I'm planning using these elements that may end up in the final painting - they may not!
Photos taken by me from Shaker Village in Kentucky
A quick sketch of something I was thinking about at the time in my Exacompta sketchbook.
I'll use my Virtual Pose 3 cd images to get the body and position of the woman in the chair.