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Old 02-19-2020, 02:51 PM
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Cathedral WIP

I've been wanting to stretch myself and tackle something different. Recently, a concept came to me, and I was enthusiastic about it.

However, as I began the painting, it took a different turn (which is fine - it contains some elements of my original vision). I envisioned a geometric pattern representing a landscape at sunset/sunrise, like a stained glass window.

Here I am at this stage. I always thought I would follow the paints with pen to help accent the geometric pattern. Accordingly, I wasn't as careful where colors met as I could have been.

Given the current state, should I leave it alone (as far as pen lines go), or would they enhance the painting (I have trouble envisioning results before they are made sometimes)? If lines are appropriate -- what is better, paint or pen? Pen is more uniform in width, etc. If pen, should it be thin (.05 mm) or thick (fat Sharpie marker)?

Since I took the picture, I have painted another wash on the purple sky at top and purple arches at the bottom to [hopefully] eliminate some of the brushstrokes. Many washes have allowed pigment to build up, and additional washes are showing that fact.



I'm grateful for your shared opinions and insight on the questions above and any other suggestions about the composition, painting, etc.

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Old 02-19-2020, 06:58 PM
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It's very striking Frank. Why don't you copy it on your printer and try adding painted and/or pen lines.
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Re: Cathedral WIP

Nice abstract.

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Old 02-21-2020, 09:50 AM
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Re: Cathedral WIP

Thanks, all, for your help and encouragement. I decided to include the lines -- thanks for the brilliant idea, Kate! Here is the final version, posting soon in the Gallery:



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Fabulous!
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Dang! that looks awesome!
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