As seen in my image below from my overview of starting this new painting (Fantasy Walk), I’ve begun painting in the figure – yeah, I don’t plan leaving her standing on one leg, lol! 😊
Though I was tempted to leave the ghost overlay impression from before ( I actually kinda like the way it looks) that may have to wait for another project. Right now I’m determined, for better or worse, to develop a fuller larger size image onto a 16×20 canvas, with watercolor, much as I did with “Testing the Water” below (with acrylics, also 16×20) about a month ago.
The figure in the acrylic above, I think, dominates more than this newer one will in this new watercolor effort. But I don’t really know, and won’t know until it’s done. I do think I’m integrating the figure in this new watercolor into the surrounding color landscape more harmoniously. But whether it will blend in a whole lot more, or still be more the focal point, I don’t know yet.
I’ve done paintings where the figure either fit seamlessly into the whole image —
Or, where the whole image’s energy seemed to emerge from and surround the figure into a whole – a unity from the figure, vs a unity of figure and milieu.
It’s an interesting question theoretically, and an interesting – not exactly dilemma – but at the least a question of direction.
The question for me is – how much do I direct the direction, how much do I follow the direction developing, and honestly, at this point, I’m swimming in the tide, floaties on my arms, the shore in sight, and trusting that’ll be enough at this point 😊
I guess if I’m gonna figure on figuring out figures – for me – I better keep on painting!
Keep exploring everyone!! Bound to lead us to somewhere good! ♥️
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