Sunday, 18 March 2007

See what I mean



These are recent studies, I want to try and hold on to the immediacy of these sketches but end up with a more finished look on canvas.

At the moment when I start on a new canvas, I seem to tighten up and get all precious about things. This means the end result is sometimes a bit static and lacking in movement.

Do more, get better seems to be the answer. (As ever).

3 comments:

Ana Banana said...

Yes, I understand about losing the spontaneity in an image when working on the finish. I think you're right, it is best not to think any one piece too precious and to just finish it quickly and move on to the next. I find that when I spend too much time on one image it ultimately looks forced and as you said, static.

These sketches are wonderful, by the way. Really nice work.

knifepainter said...

Thank you, miss banana.

Snapper said...

Have to agree with ana on " I find that when I spend too much time on one image it ultimately looks forced"