Sunday, February 16, 2014

Design Begins

Placing the panels on the floor helps me look at the piece in its entirety, plus gives me easy access to draw the beginning shapes in.  For the drawing, I use oil sticks which resemble a large piece of chalk full of oil paint.  As I work I'm considering continuity from one panel to the next, and repeating geometric elements of different sizes.  That garbage can top gives me a perfect small circle, and an outdoor table top made making the large circles easy.  For me, a successful triptych means that each panel works as a single composition, and the three pieces together form an interesting composition as well. 

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