Wednesday, June 10, 2015

We All Have to Start Somewhere

WIP - Study After of Edgar Payne by Mary Highstreet
WIP - Study After of Edgar Payne by Mary Highstreet

Ultimately, for the things I want to paint, the areas I need to learn more about are color and light, landscape painting, perspective, animal anatomy, and the figure.  When faced with so many areas of study, it is hard to choose just one to focus on.  On the other hand, trying to learn them all at the same time leaves you overwhelmed and without solid direction.

My realization is that I just have to start somewhere, so I have decided for the month of June to focus on landscapes.  My goal for this month is to spend 1-2 hours per day digitally painting master copies of landscape paintings I admire (both 15 min. and 1 hr. studies) and to read through "Composition of Outdoor Painting" by Edgar Payne.

I will be posting my progress each week!  Feel free to read and study along with me and/or at your own pace.  I have devised a reading plan you can view it HERE.

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