On behalf of Expert Village, my figure is Vince Fazio, and I am here to talk to you from the Sedona Art Center about one conference oil painting. To some extent it’s good too, toward the end of the process, a pace away from your painting, travel has a bowl of coffee, do something else because you are going to come back to it and you’re going to look at it with fresh eyes. If you can, it is best to forget about it. Speak something, do something that confuses you. And then come back to it, and that first glimpse tells you everything you need to know. A famed artist formerly replied “Content is in a glimpse” and no matter how long you work on a painting that’s true. So, what I did is I came back, and I looked at the edges of this figure, looked at the values and colors around the above figures and used all those figures around the above figures to isolate the figure in words of the silhouette.
And then went into the figure with the values and tints. The terrace got lowered, the purse implemented in, some little highlightings of stuff she had sitting on the patio. That constitutes kind of a nice color note out there. Kind of fetching some of the light blue-blooded from the sky back in down here. This became very, a vibrant green color. And, again I brought out the things that were initially attracted me to the image, and that’s really the extent. The painting took on a little more life when I added these bright pinks into the, not pink genuinely, but bright colors, beige kind of color to make the soil. And so I have what I started out with in my initial thumbnail sketch. I have a passing of light moving through the image, from background to foreground in that direction. And the above figure is an average episode in that passing of light. This painting will be posted on my blog where I will be, depictsI’m indicating small scale illustrates that I do as learn draws that are just done on a small scale.