Sitting outside with tea from a sock, thinking about what I want to paint.
I know I want this to be a dragonfly, but my previous attempts have all been too busy. I think my goal with this will be to subdue and focus attention to only a few colorful areas, rather than having the entire thing be bright. I have seen plenty of paintings use a dark to ochre blend to bring light to the center, and I think that is what I should attempt to emulate this time.
For the dragonfly, I can find a happy medium between reality and colorful impression, hopefully.
I am torn between wanting to add some sort of backdrop elements, such as dead leaves. On the one hand, if I pull them off correctly it may help to make the whole focus thing more natural. On the other hand, serious danger of becoming too busy.
I think this will work.
I will save the ladybug and stag beetle for collaborating with Zoe. I may try to get the same underlying effect if the dragonfly works out, and Zoe can bring in the color like last time.
- Posted while roaming