|Something novel to try. The next time you are drawing or painting from a photograph, try turning your image upside down, or sideways. It forces you to look at the image completely differently. I had a interesting photo of a pond, that I thought would make a nice basis for an abstract, so I turned it sideways, and then proceeded to paint, using pastels, the colours and lines that I saw, without any regard for making it 'real'. To my complete surprise, when I turned it back the 'right' way - I discovered this... and I really love the luminosity pastel gives the water.|
This was an interesting experiment, and one that I will probably repeat. I wonder if it will also work with faces too?
Although I am on holidays, it has been so cold and miserable weather I havn't ventured much into the studio. However we are getting quotes to replace the two garage doors with glass windows and a glass sliding door - which face north / north west - which means a lot more natural light coming in - they will really make a difference in here. During holidays we are always up late, sleeping in, doing other things, that I havn't been able to find a good routine for being creative.