June 2, 2009

Japanese Roof

Charcoal on Paper

This is from an old photograph I took while in Japan. I liked the roof poking about the tangle of growth and wanted to try sketching it before painting it. I think the hard part will be making the roof the focus of the painting, while 75% of it is dominated by plants. How to get the plants to read as plants, without stealing focus? Hmmm. Maybe I better rethink the composition.

1 comment:

Avocaken said...

Hi Gringo. I'm looking forward to how you solve your dilemma of "getting the plants to read as plants" without stealing focus. I struggle with "greenery" - trees, bushes, flowers and etc. Making a painting is often a problem too! :-)

See ya later.
Ken B.