Well I am back to paint my generations painting, BUT I have had to start again, as the other one was destroyed by fire.
The thread for that one is here
Anyway, I decided to properly do this and this time opted for a more realistic goals and a more realistic size.
I want this painting to be a celebration of life and the three generations that are living. Thus I am going to use a bright composition and have it more gestural than before. I am not aiming for perfect likness, but more of a suggestion of likeness.
Anyway, after reading about doing thumbnail sketches to sort out factors BEFORE painting, I did a couple first, then transfered the image to the board (I am using MDF).
Now I want to sort out colours and am concenerned in increasing the contrast of light and dark and the use of warm and cool colours.
Here is the colour scheme done in my journal (with watercolours)
but when I put this into grey-scale, it wasn't strong enough, so I manipulated it on the computer to get this....
what do you think???????
I am starting the painting in the next few days... is the composition okay??????