One to Another

August 1, 2009

080109 Joe

Filed under: --Joe & Hilary, 1-Progress/Sessions — pendantportraits @ 1:06 pm

Joe’s initial session was July 22 (see separate post). We completed three drawings at that time.

On Aug 1, I began a 3/4 length portrait of Joe with his crutch in acrylic on 20 x 16 uncradled Ampersand Pastelbord. I taped pieces of colored paper around the edges to create an oval image area. The upper right and lower left had warm colors; the upper left and lower right had cool colors. I did this because I had the idea that the rotating colors at the perimeter would aid me in the development of temperature and saturation as active compositional factors. I began afresh (did not transfer one of the drawings). We worked from 2-5 pm. I prepared an acrylic wash in a spray bottle and used this liberally, along with spritzed water. The wash included fluorescent orange. Unfortunately, I don’t have a photograph of this stage.


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