Yes, I was trained by a school of abstract expressionists when I was at the U.W. And the first rule of thumb?... Never be complacent with your composition! For every action there is a reaction when I paint. I need a little more red here? Well, now I need a little more green over there. We were trained to always be thinking about how to improve our painting, not just dress it up prettier. We had to always think of the painting as a whole. Hence, you will see as I've added a cooler layer onto my painting it's also changing. The prior composition felt too posed, and so I moved a few things around a bit to give it a little more variety and a more casual (less forced) movement thru the painting. I hope you enjoy the progress - much more to come!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Posted by Jennifer Lommers at 12:27 PM