Sunday, June 7, 2009
I went out again today and did the four panel exercise (although I didn't quite divide my panel very well on the last step. I was kind of rushing at the end). Great exercise, and it really hit home the focus on the value composition. Also, a lot of times I punch in a lot of sky holes and over model trees. Doing the value blocks made me realize (as I was over-modelling the tree at first) that it looked much better kept simple. Just a few suggestions of tree holes and such worked just fine. I used canvas panels primed with the pumice/acrylic primer recipe Marc gave us and I
like that surface a lot. I think on my next panels I'm going to put in more pumice and get it a bit more absorbent. I also used the Griffin Alkyd Mixing White, which does dry quicker and help a lot, although it doesn't seem to cover as well. I may keep both whites on my pallete and use Titanium White some at the end.