Monday, July 17, 2006
Paintings must start out with a good foundation. In other words, large shapes have to be established before details are added. Otherwise the painting will collapse like trying to install door and windows before the walls are even up. One way to see these large important areas more clearly is by squinting the eyes as it will eliminates detail and bring masses into your realization more readily.
Of all the principles I try and follow when painting, laying in the large areas first is probably the most important to a successful result.