Wednesday, October 17, 2007

More on "Comfort Zone"



I've been putting in long hours on this grisaille - benefits of having a week off work! Also putting together thumbnails to try to work out the problems I am having with the painting. Huge learning process on both. I begin to long for colour and tomorrow plan to have a day of doing pastels for respite.
"You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." Clay P. Bedford

12 comments:

Mary said...

Anita your grisaille looks wonderful and I love the accent of light next to the chair.

Your thumbnails are so well done, too!

Dave said...

Not much evidence of "problems" that I can see! Have fun with your pastels!

Billie Crain said...

My goodness, Anita! your chair looks so real i feel like plopping myself down in it! the light/shadow work is wonderful, too.

i'm so happy to hear you're craving color. it's quite addicting once we start exploring it.

Kim said...

absolutely stunning Anita !!!!

Anita said...

Mary - as you know its a long process! Wish I was at the same stage as you!

Dave - sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Lots of trial with plenty of errors but thats the way to learn, right?

Thanks Billie! What I love about colour is the nuance you can find in it when you really start looking.

Kim- Thank you!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Anita - the changes you are making are all well worth the time and effort. I love your thumbnails. Great to see you are moving forward with it. Hope you had a wonderful holiday.

vivien said...

it's great to see you back :)

and you've been tagged - see my blog!

Doris Joa said...

The chair is more than stunning. He really looks so real - I want to sit there!!!

A Reason to Paint said...

Glorious work Anita!

Pilan said...

wonderful mood and light.

Robyn said...

With a foundation like this your colour will vibrate, I'm sure. Love watching this process and your thumbnails are gems.

Kris Cahill said...

I love your chair. Beautifully done, and quite inspiring in its use of white and gray. It has such an amazing energy around it. The light is well done.

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