Friday, December 11, 2009

9 Painting from a sketch 2 of 2


  1. Hi Brad
    just wanted you to know that I am really enjoying your blog. The videos are awesome.

  2. I am really enjoying it too. I've never experimented with thick paint, but the energy of the style has always captivated me. The more you post, the more I'm itching to try.

  3. Thanks Tom and Sue. I'm glad the blog is proving motivational. If you feel inclined to try this technique, go for it!

    Be sure to share any variations you discover along the way.

  4. Stumbled on your video on youtube--very helpful, thank you. Looking forward to reading the past blog posts. Judy

  5. Thanks Judy, I hope you return often.

  6. Would you elaborate on your comment that it was usually a bad sign when the painter falls in love with a passage. Do you mean when painting wet in wet it will get overworked, or would it make the composition wrong in some way.

    I like this certain passage so much I want to make another composition using it as a focal point. Thanks.

  7. Linda,

    When artists paint a passage that they fall in love with that means from that point on the painting will evolve totally in relation to that bit of paint.

    It is better to keep open minded and not let one patch of paint dictate the entire painting. If you become too enamored with the surface quality the composition and drawing often suffer.

    There is some really beautiful paint in the mountain part of this demo painting but I went back a month later and scraped it all out and repainted that area. It is a better painting for the adjustment even though it was hard for me to lose those beautiful strokes. Remember to always focus on the big picture rather than the small detail of the surface.

    Thanks for the chance to clarify that important point.


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