Thursday, May 6, 2010

What Are you Waiting For? WIP sketch

8 X 10 Sketch for Painting
Here's how I put a painting together...Pick images from as many photos as necessary and compose a drawing. Then I decide on time of day, size, palette, etc. and then transfer final drawing - usually using a grid to keep it in proportion.
These two cowboys are from a recent calf working event at a new friend's ranch. The weather was varied all day - from sun to wind to rain to rainbows to sun again. I am tempted to use a dark, threatening purplish background. Also, the more distant cowboy needs to retreat farther with the calf between the two.
This was a quick drawing using a marker - I'll do a more detailed one paying closer attention to perspective and darks and lights for the next one.
Isaiah 42:18
[ You've Seen a Lot, but Looked at Nothing ] Pay attention! Are you deaf? Open your eyes! Are you blind? You're my servant, and you're not looking! You're my messenger, and you're not listening! The very people I depended upon, servants of God, blind as a bat—willfully blind! You've seen a lot, but looked at nothing. You've heard everything, but listened to nothing. God intended, out of the goodness of his heart, to be lavish in his revelation. But this is a people battered and cowed, shut up in attics and closets, Victims licking their wounds, feeling ignored, abandoned. But is anyone out there listening? Is anyone paying attention to what's coming?

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