I think I have created enough color harmony and value structure in this painting to give it a sense of atmosphere. What I have done here has taken years. I have a long way to go, but the journey has been sweet. See ya down the road, Don Hatfield
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
I think I rescued this work from disaster. About a week in I was ready to abandon it. I went crazy with hugh changes and brought it around. Sometimes your best work evolves from rescue missions where anything can be an answer. I dug a hole because of poor planning, but I found a way out. Take note--as oil painters we can change anything at anytime..This is a stressful way to work, but, after all, its only paint. See ya down the road. Don Hatfield
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
After a year or so of raising my grandkids I am getting the system down and am building toward 8 hour painting days--something I haven't done since the 80's--I have already lived longer than Sorolla and Sargent and still haven't done squat--according to a recent health questionnaire I filled out--one which predicts one's longevity according to the answers to questions like--do you floss?--I am supposed to be dead at 68--two more years. Don't you love it? When asked--Hatfield are you going deef (deaf)? I love to reply--I have heard enough! I have also seen enough but don't look forward to blindness. Anyway painting is still a dear old friend and probably will be to the end--sorry.