Always tinkering

Update 1/17

Been wanting to revisit some of the characteristics and qualities I saw in an earlier work at pre-completion stage (the first images of a painting below which became this finished piece) as the studies I’ve been doing make me think color, tone and line more. Obviously going a bit more vibrant this time…

As soon as I got the drawing onto the canvas, I recognized a strong diagonal from lower left to upper right. I responded by cutting a stretcher for this one that has 2 corners that are slightly obtuse. Still working out which edge to make square to the room (row 4 in the gallery below), leaning towards the right edge (first image in that row).

I decided the cartoon line needed to be a light tone which I think makes it more of a distinct compositional element. And that the edge to make square/plumb is the left edge. Also adding a thick isolation layer which will also give some underlying texture to the final applications for all the cube “faces” that for now appear orange, stay tuned for that.

Author: sterlingsart

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