upside down and worth it.
Here is the assignment:
Select a painting, turn it upside down.
Regard only shape and value.
Graphite study, then watercolor value study.
Evaluate turn right side up and ‘pat on the back!’
Powerful tool here with so many lessons wrapped into one. Once I turned right side up, I realized the many tools emerging and grand lessons learned. The small watercolor study also prepared me in defining the edges I may need in a final view and also prepared me to think in the (3) layers I will utilize to create/replicate this beautiful Tom Schaller work. Larger shapes emerged and I was squinting like crazy. Understanding of the artist’s composition and spatial relationships also became clear.
Here is the larger painting, created upside down too. The work will by no means be an exact replication of this master; however the value reads. I have a good start on the next many studies; more to come.
Great exercise! Mine’s on the left!