Monday, 9 January 2012
I was terrified when I painted this. I deliberately wanted to keep it simple and have very few elements in the painting to enhance the sense of isolation and remove any context for the scene, but I couldn't shake the feeling of 'if I don't make this absurdly complicated and put insane detail into every little thing then they'll think I can't paint!' Getting past that feeling was what allowed me to make headway with it and start valuing the few elements involved rather than trying to fight the simplicity. I considered adding birds for scale, but decided that, once again, it needed to be a) completely isolated and b) completely context-free to work. I still want to go back and make the skyscraper complex and detailed, but I know that doing so would just detract from it.
Posted by Meg Leslie at 18:55