Creative Jumpstarts: Simplifying a Complicated Subject

In this exercise I want you to look a very complicated subject and really reduce it down to a very expressive light filled composition.  Leave out all of the details and just amplify the light.  Really think about what is necessary and what can be eliminated.  I think you will see from the photo that I am really making a lot of this up.  I have reduced the drawing down to a very austere and basic building and just made sure that the light is the total story.

18 x 24 watercolor on Arches Block.  Main colors Skips Green, New Gamboge, Cobalt Violet, Cobalt Blue


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  • MercedesFebruary 19, 2014 - 9:01 am

    I’m watching your old posts. They are so interesting to me like that are the currently publishing. This one found me very valuable to learn how to interpret the basics of a photograph for reference. Few schools of art, focus on this issue. A million thanks for sharing your knowledge.ReplyCancel