As I mentioned last week, there were a few nagging questions about a few objects in the painting that needed to be resolved as it neared completion. The first of these, the tightrope. In the worksheet the rope went off the right side of the canvas. I needed the rope somehow to be grounded. Wrestling with a few solutions, I settled on the tie-off to the corner of the canvas.
On the worksheet the hand/arm coming in from the right had an apple in it. This was a weak correlation to the person holding the grapes. I changed the apple to a house. The person holding the building, looking at the hand/arm with a house, I felt had a stronger correlation.
And last, at the bottom right corner, the grassy knoll under the shelf holding the car felt very empty. Here I added a road going over a rise with the back of a truck slowly disappearing.
Next Monday is Labor Day, and since most people will be out and about, I will post an image from the archives and then I will be away from the computer till the end of September. I will post the “Doodle” for image #7 starting Monday October 3rd.
The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.
The second Monday-the 12”x12” pencil ‘Worksheet’ showing the intended painting.
The third Monday-a ‘Progress’ post of the painting.
As I work with detail in the fourth corner area of the painting “The House That Jack Built” I am posting a past Art image as an “Intermission”.
For this intermission, the above Pen & Ink/Watercolor drawing entitled “Butterflies and Guitars’ ” was completed September, 2005.
As I work on “The House That Jack Built” painting, I also have 3 other paintings in different stages of completion. One of these in-progress paintings is a larger scale remake of this 8” x 8” 2005 drawing.
The continuing posting schedule for the project is, as laid out:
Today, Monday, Dcember 8; “Intermission”.
Monday, December 15, and following Monday’s; Post continuing progress images of “The House That Jack Built” painting.
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Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.
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