Thursday, February 3, 2011

I put in a fence all by myself!

You need an opening into your art work...
to lead the viewer into your world.

You can see the photo I took on location at the bottom of this picture.  The fence goes all the way across the page. 
I wanted to have an opening into the painting - so I found a reference book with fences in it.  I then cut up some artist tape to test out my new opening 
on the dry painting I had been working on.

Here you can see the tape I was testing to see if I liked the placement.

Next I outlined the tape with a white charcoal pencil.

Then I was able to paint a fence without alot of messing around.
 Putting in a new fence  
all by myself 
was not too hard at all!