Decisions

"Bridge a Takena" final composite, mixed media by Kerry McFall

“Bridge a Takena” final composite, mixed media by Kerry McFall

Picture sitting under one bridge on an August evening, drawing another bridge, and listening to a rock concert drifting in from the other bank.  Great way to spend an evening.

The practice of creating a thumbnail sketch helps the artist decide what to paint… or that’s the intent.  For those of us with the attention span of a gnat, however, it expands the dilemma… “ooh, look, isn’t this nice?  And so it this… and what about this?”  So rather than decide which way to crop, I took the overlapping thumbnails that I started out with and created a piece that shows the entire vista and the progression from pencil to paint to wax to paint to…  you get my drift.   Only the center space was taken all the way to the final stage.  Here also are the first thumbnail, and a “halfway” version:

pencil sketch of bridge

“Bridge from Takena” thumbnail sketch

 

"Bridge at Takena" intermediate phase, by Kerry McFall

“Bridge at Takena” intermediate phase, by Kerry McFall

 

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