THE ALEXANDER PAINTING NO.3
|Let me take another look ...
Things I don't like;
The problem of linking the sky to the ground still persists ... if I don't
solve this problem this painting is destined to oblivion! Radical measures
... take out some light and darken the wall.
|Join middle ground to top middle ground above
Mmmm ... how about a ladder(lateral thinking)? Then let's cheat a little and
join left to right with a scumbled beam of slanting light.
And warm the sky with some ultramarine (later I shall make it glow with the addition of a glazed thalo)
In desperate need of some foreground entry points to lead the viewer's eye into the painting.
Here we reach another critical juncture; all or nothing? I decide on sheep
- actually I always had sheep in mind as I wanted something low and runing out
toward the viewer. Place them dark in semi-shadow silhouette and see how they look?
Entry and exit points: 1. Exit; the eye travells
across the middle ground up the ladder across on the light and out through
a) Follow floor boards halfway up in the left - then go down ladder and into action.
b) Perspective edge-line half way up on right edge.
Problems: The dog is no good!
The woman on the right is too high!
Needs a few touches to give extra depth and curve to the street.