Sunday, October 21, 2012
I began the idea by assigning myself a project: take an image and reproduce it in oil UPSIDE DOWN. I chose to use images I took during my Yosemite vacation in 2010 since landscape has not been an area of concentration for me lately. I placed the source image upside down on foam-board nearby, then painted what I saw on an 11x14 canvas, using no preliminary sketch. I worked for about an hour on each canvas, never turning it over to see the upright image until it was finished. On Tuesday night I completed two small pieces (seen above), and on Thursday night I completed two more (to be posted soon).
"Yosemite Study #1: Half Dome." Oil on stretched canvas, 11 x 14 inches. Completed October 2012.
"Yosemite Study #2: North Dome." Oil on stretched canvas, 11 x 14 inches. Completed October 2012.