It is good timing, as during the interview they filmed me starting a painting which will be hanging in a baseball themed show at Cincinnati Art Galleries opening on July 11th. Don't worry, I'll remind you about it later.
Honestly, the interview date snuck up on me. I forgot to do two things: first to loose some weight for TV, and to set up a still life to paint during filming. Thus my fat self had to hurriedly set something up the day before. Composition can rarely be done quickly. Let me rephrase that- Good Composition can rarely be done quickly.
So, the final painting a bit different from the one I had started.
Here is the initial 'bad composition' lay-in. It was a pretty good start and should look interesting during the TV spot.
I worked on it one more day like this. Unfortunately, sometimes you have to do some work before you realize how bad something is.
My process from here on out is to start with tons of cursing and self denigration. Maybe a coffee break. Do some push ups. Then get back to work.
So, I moved things around a bit, to strengthen the center and get things back on track. Also a stronger tape job was in order.
I would say this new composition feels quieter and more hopeful- like a summer afternoon. Man, that was downright poetic what I just said. I should raise the price.
|'Ready to Play', 16X 20, oil on linen, © 2015 Richard Luschek|