There were several thoughts going through my mind when I painted this painting. Should I focus on painting the space, what is my focal point, how about the colors, etc. In the end, I chose to focus on creating the ample space from the viewers in this painting - layers of greens, distance away. This was an unique thought process and I enjoyed it very much.
My Painting "French Quarter" is currently exhibited at the "Summer Escapes" exhibition organized by California Art Club. This is a fantastic exhibition at the Altadena Town and Country Club in southern California, from May 18 to September 11. I am very excited to be juried into this show. If you happen to travel to LA this summer, please stop by Altadena and view the show.
Here is the drawing from the same cast - the Lady of Camelias, but from different angle. I really enjoyed cast drawing, it's like playing treasure hunt, hunting for details with patience. It is really addictive to do cast drawing :)
Recently I have been doing a lot of drawings. Like all the master artists said - drawing skill is the foundation of everything in art. I've learned so much from going back to draw - the size, the proportions, the angles, the perspectives, all rendered by a pencil on paper. It is the training to observe things with patience. I feel more comfortable to draw now than a few months ago and I will continue drawing until who knows when..................
Here I am sharing with you one of my cast drawings - The Lady of the Camellias. I enjoy drawing her very much, and hope you like it too.