I’ve been doing some underdrawings for a new project. It will be a different approach to the same image/subject matter as the “A Piece of Me” project, completed in December 2020. However, instead of being executed in a full textural and chromatic range this one will be untextured, monochromatic and ghosted back. It will be done in silverpoint on acrylic and overpainted (in acrylic or oil, TBD) on sixty four panels.
Here’s a selection of some of the individual panels I’ve created so far with some notes. 1) Using silver point means that I can never reach a rich dark value (this is not india ink!). So that’s fantastic and exactly what I’m looking for. 2) In addition, since I’m creating them on tinted grounds, the darkest value provides less contrast than if I were starting from a white ground. Again, excellent! 3) The tinted ground itself establishes a middle value and allows me to lay in white washes to bring in some highlights. 4) Inevitably, the value range is compressed and subtlety reigns. Nice.
I can already see that, when the composition warrants it, a few of the panels are or will be worthy of individual display, though I’m not sure how to handle that. Should I create them (only) for integration into the final piece? Or should I create some for appreciating in isolation (only)? It’s a great problem to have which, at the moment, I don’t have to solve. I can simply create the little panels, fall in love and see where it all goes.
Wow, El!!! Love this!!
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Happy Belated B’day to you.
I bet you are counting the days until September?
We are, too. So happy for S&S.
Just seeing these in my email. That these devices “think” for you gets me talking to myself way more than usual, and not in a good way! Somehow the AI picks and chooses what emails I want to see? Really? I can’t cope with this world anymore and I really need to check out. All I want to do is sit on the back porch and watch the grass grow. Smoke a little herb. Make some music, blues and gospel. Being a full on working man my entire life, it’s not easy to get to that place. But working on it. I’ll get there.
Anyway I am very glad to be tied into your thing. You have learned so much, and are such an obvious expert in your field it blows me away. No surprise, of course when you are one of the coolest, and need I say one of the most beautiful women on the planet. Oops, starting to get a little deep here…
Joy paid me a high compliment and said my bullshit has really improved over time. Hey, what can I say, it’s a gift!
Your bullshit has been greatly appreciated!