Thursday, March 24, 2011
Backgroud painting for: Hypocondria
Here is the progress of a piece I got in my head possibly two years ago. Here I have two versions of the background, a natural scene with a tomb much like in the two Poussin paintings for Et in Arcadia Ego. My painting will have a single figure who is much more interested in himself than in the message on the tomb. The first version, started two years ago and abandoned twice thereafter, has a more yellow-green hue foliage and a pink and blue sky (and is a little further along). The second, started two weeks ago, started as a palette I created for it on Colourlovers.com (see previous blog). It also is the first painting I have started from scratch after my color class. Instead of yellow green and brown, the emphasis is on the bluish-green and toned-down red. To me, the second is more harmonious, even though it may not be as true to nature as, well, nature. The composition is also much more exciting.
I think I am going to try and complete both versions.
Very curious to hear your thoughts on the comparison.