|Back Lit (8x10 study)|
Reasons for making study paintings :
- Sometimes if I'm not confident about how to approach a painting, I do a small study of the same subject. That way, when I approach a larger canvas/panel I have everything sorted out in my head. Its a time saver!
- At times, our reference pictures are not perfect. They may need a lot of tweaking in terms of composition, color and temperature. Its always better to do a small study. Decide on the composition/color/values. Its always easier to experiment on a smaller canvas. Again a time saver!
- When I have gloomy days in the studio or the painting I started is not working out well or I'm just not in a mood to paint....I resolve to make a small study. And no matter what, this exercise sure does put me back in the painting mood. Cause no matter how small the painting is, its a very involving process and gets you thinking.
- And last but not the least, its just fun to finish 2-3 paintings in a day as opposed to the larger ones that take days/weeks before you can actually sign them !!.
|Winter spell (8x10 study)|