Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Switcho Chango

Today I did the complete opposite of yesterday's exercise. 
Instead of using NO MAP,
I did a PATTERN PAINTING of the same objects 
by outlining the big shapes of light and shadow 
and assigned each shape one color/value.  

I used red acrylic to map out the shapes 
on a board toned in yellow. 

Both approaches help trick you into thinking "shape and value" 
instead of subtle details. 
(Anything to keep fussy pants away!) 

Meanwhile, I thought I'd share a corner of my 
warm and cozy "office." 
So happy to go to work these days!  
 I just ordered some gouache. 
Never used them before, 
so stay tuned!  


  1. Looks real good Girl. Your colors and deliberate markings are such an inspiration.

  2. I just so happen to have a yellow-primed piece of masonite close at hand, and it's calling to me.

  3. Great exercises, I give you alot of credit with a board toned yellow, tried it once and went a little mental. You, however, are masterful. I use gouache while traveling. opacity and water based.

  4. I agree about yellow tone! I find it so jarring and troublesome. I spend most of the time making quick decisions, just to cover it up! What surface do you prefer to use with gouache? I'm psyched.