Sept 25th, 2018 – Despite the chaos of the studio, I still managed to complete a piece for a member of the extended family. It was a birthday gift for an eleven year old hockey player.
Back when I first started painting, I used to use a loose form of pointillism in my portraits and landscapes. I found pointillism easy to do on locations and from life. Within a few hours, I could quickly get the form and colour of the composition down and then return to the studio to complete the work.
In this case, I used to pointillism to deal with the challenge of a largely white uniform against a largely white background. The use of dots also help to reintroduce some energy to the composition that was based on one reference photo (always a major challenge).
Given that I was still painting the studio, I really felt the time pressures on this one. In the end, everyone seemed pleased with the results.