Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Look Inside My Studio

    Thought you might like to see how I set up for "Balanced Diet," the painting I posted yesterday. In the first photo you can see the balanced stack of cans on the right and the little painting on the easel.
     In the second photo you can see my view of the stacked cans through the "view finder" that I cut out of cardboard and actually looked through when painting.  It helps to cut the view finder to the same dimensions as the gessoed panel.
     The final photo shows my true insanity. Check out how I had to rig this so as to get the still life set up high enough so that from my chair I would be looking up the stack of cans - the perspective I wanted! I spent that whole painting session anticipating an avalanche at any moment!                                                                                                                                                                 

1 comment:

  1. Cool -thanks for posting this. Nice to know I am not the only insane one!