I want to do a large painting of these beautiful, colorful, airy lanterns ... but before I can do it-- I need to do some homework.
So, I did a smaller painting-- a maquette-- of the lanterns.
This allows me to figure out "how" to paint them. What pigments to use.. how to postition the colors...etc for maximum effectiveness.
I struggle with value ...so it's also a way for me to correct the value and color harmonies. When I begin the larger painting-- many of the struggles will have been addressed -- and I will paint with broader and bolder simplicity!
15" h x 22" w