paint tube #1
paint tube #1
4x6" - $35
Okay, first Painting-A-Day painting. Simple subject matter painted in a simple monochromatic color scheme. Paint tubes are readily available around here, and I ended up doing two of these (I'll post the second in a few days). I completed this in a single sitting. It took somewhere around thirty to forty minutes, all told. I started with a quick pencil sketch to make sure the tube was positioned properly. Working with these tiny panels, I find that positioning is even more critical than when painting on larger surfaces.
Not to get even more obscure with this background information, but when I was working on the final details of this painting [or 'sketch' if you'd prefer] - adding in the faux text and faux graphic design elements printed on the tube - I was pleasantly recalling the Graphic Design classes I took many years ago at LA Tech and the entirely absorbing exercises we'd have to do, reproducing whole magazine pages using this "faux text" technique with markers. The idea is to give the faux text the same "weight" as the original text - in other words, balancing the "faux letters" and the "faux negative space around those letters" to the same degree as that of the original letters [and the original negative space around those letters]. Good times. Anyway, more to come.
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