Adaptation: Evolution Of A Creation
Yes, I was trying to be clever with the title of this post but, nonetheless, it is appropriate to my thoughts here. In the evolving creation, i.e., the process of painting, one must be able to adapt, i.e., adjust and change, to the ever developing image. There can be no fear in this. Confidence in what you want to say and in how to say it is paramount. Here, safety is your enemy.
My recent painting, Crescent Path, is my case-in-point. The excitement for this piece began with the dynamic shape of a crescent, formed by the swooping path, evident from my angle-of-view to the scene, . I’m very big on shape emphasis anyway and on motion. I stood on dunes to get a high vantage point from which to paint. The organization of the houses and perspective of the path caught my eye. Below is the progression and a big adaption at the end to finish this piece to my satisfaction.
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