Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Figuratively Speaking - Self Critiquing
I have been really paying attention to values lately...dark, light, and mid-values. It makes for a better design I think, and really defines the light. However, I see that the strong shadow cast by the fan, in this drawing, is too solid looking. It has too much substance. I think I need to go back in and use the eraser to lighten it and give it more of a transparent look. This process of self critiquing is really important. Rather than feeling frustrated by what doesn't work, I am trying to think it through logically and make real decisions about what changes need to happen. Of course I think this applies to everything...our everyday lives. Self critiquing, not criticizing or self promoting, is a worthwhile pursuit and will, hopefully, in the long run make us better people. Keeping the good....getting rid of the not-so-good...refining...polishing. We need to check out our own values to see if they are a transparent filter in which the world views each of us, instead of a solid object that we turn into a soap box to stand on. Self critiquing is a good process, don't you think? Go Figure....