Sunday, January 31, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
There are times to paint fine detail and times when I find less is more.
Watching this phalanx of wildebeest crossing the Mara River, I didn't really see individual animals. I felt the movement of the entire group. In order to convey that hurried sense of fording the river, I knew that tight detail in each wildebeest would destroy the moment. An elongated painting and loose gesteral renderings seemed appropriate to capture to scene.
Next up, a pheasant painting. With lots of detail. Maybe I should title the next blog, More is More