Friday, September 29, 2006

E.T Cloud

The sunrise was brilliant that morning in Rockport, so I quickly chose a small part of it to paint a demo for the group. I selected an interesting group of clouds and worked fast before the color changed. This was a sketch, with colors exaggerated to make a point about complementary colors. I finished it in about 20 minutes then turned the class loose to catch the remaining light. When I went back to my sketch later that morning I saw that my cloud looked like ET....long skinny neck, oval head and all! I used it as a lesson to NOT PAINT what you see, all the time! I spent a few more minutes with "ET's neck...Here is the "corrected" sketch. (still too bright for my liking!)

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