ITS ALWAYS DAUNTING TO FACE AN EMPTY CANVAS AND QUESTIONS COME TO ME …. WHERE TO START?WHAT IS MY SUBJECT? WHAT COLOURS WILL I USE? WHAT PAINTS ? etc etc. In this blog I am going to talk about how I begin work on a piece of art. I wish to acknowledge the information from artist Johannes Vloothuis an artist of immense ability who talks about the stages of making a painting. I tend to follow this and will share the stages with you as its always good to have a planned approach in mind.
1.Sketch carefully and think about composition.
2.Paint background and think about colour.
3.Paint main subject next think about that central focus how to draw the eye to it.
4. Use a big brush if using a big canvas and be prepared to experiment with paints, mixed media ,colour and use colour.
5.Think of the direction of the light note in the painting above it is coming from the left where the reds and oranges and yellows are.
6,Spot colours around the canvas to create a feeling of bringing the painting unity.
7.Enjoy the process and don’t overthink get into the creative zone and put your passions on a canvas.
I would like to hear from art lovers and creative beings about their process of producing a piece of art and to share information on what works for them . Could you please like my blogs and share on social media.