Thursday, February 21, 2013

Marriage Equality painting day 2

The yellow orange you see is what is called toning the canvas. Giving the whole canvas one color besides the typical white that it comes. Usually using a complimentary color from the main colors that will be used in the piece helps unify the painting and give it richness and depth. This is one of my bigger pieces I've done and so this first go around is what I call blocking in. Basically making the shapes distinct  and tones dialed in. Then I will go back over it with more precise colors and details..
There is a very special thing I will be adding in several days that will bring more sense (at least in my mind) to the whole thing. I like to get the basics in and collage items in. Just my preference of how I do paintings.

What do you think it is now?


ChiTown Girl said...

First, thank you for the art lesson. I'm being totally serious. That was very interesting.

You said I was close, but I need to go bigger. A train?

Mr Upton Ogood said...

Looks like you're going for "Oh! Guess who has to ride in the back of the bus!" sort of thing.

La Roo said...

Chitown Girl- You're welcome sweet girl! I figure that I'd just share.
I have people question me all the time on how do I do what I do. Every artist goes about the process differently and I myself am interested on how individuals go through the creative process.
Train was a good answer but I think Mr Upton Ogood hit it on the head.

Mr Upton Ogood- Yes I am. Good call.
Cheers to you. Hopefully you stick around for future updates on it. Thanks for commenting.

Bigger said...

Oh Boy!!! so glad to see you back. Hope you are well. and I thought the back of the bus in the second posting. keep at it girl looks good

ChiTown Girl said...

When I saw the first post about this, I swear my first thought was that it had something to do with "back of the bus" and inequality somehow. But then I figured since it was also about families, maybe it was a more family-friendly vehicle, which made me go with mini-van. I really can't wait to see the finished painting. =)