Picnic developments: Following Saturday's watercolour draft for the new painting , first task this morning was to block in of colours on the 'proper' canvas. (see below) This bold statement show the dynamics of the composition and a real idea if the picture will work.
The figures so far are vague and will benefit from some attention. The drawing above is a result of quite a number of examinations relating to the figures under the tree. I need a thorough understanding of each group in order to freely expand them in a creative way. For me this is definitely not about accuracy - it is finding what is acceptable to my vision of the finished work. More about this will be addressed in some studio lectures later in the year.