Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's all in the details......

" God is in the details".....

A great quote by the famous architect Mies van der Rohe. (click here for sample detail by this architect). Attention to the small things are oftentimes the key to solid design.

Today I focused on some of the details in Panel #1. It may be hard to see but I added the cottage, the summer house, a few building next to Seneca Lake (toward the top). Some of colors reference back to the center panel. The angular characteristics of all the shapes and lines were also established by the need to tie all the panels together.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Flow within Panel #1

Today I spent a few hours on panel #1. I think I'm getting the sense of how the eye should travel across this particular panel.

Gently up and down, back and forth
-- but still giving one a sense of peace.


Friday, June 19, 2009

At Last........

This week I've been busy trying to get all three (3) panels up to the same level of completion. Here's where I am at this point:



PANELS #1, #2, #3:


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Panel #3

Time to bring all 3 panels up to the same level of completion.

This week-end I made some progress on the 3rd panel. Challenge is how to deal with a change in scale. This is a larger scale depiction of the area next to the curving stair leading to the "upper lawn" (You can see this area in the previous images)


Friday, June 12, 2009

Balancing Act

A few days ago I mentioned my concern that this center panel was possibly suffering from imbalance. Well I am in the process of creating a more balanced composition by adding elements to the left side. The tree pattern on this side of the site seemed to be more organized than that on the right. This observation caused me to treat the "tree tops" as a related - yet different set of elements.

You may not be able to see this in this photo but I chose to:

- Use a darker shade of green.
- Arrange theses elements in a more organized fashion.

My goal is to use some of the basic ways creating balance: color, pattern, position.

Also you may notice that I have begun to work on panel #3...........


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Building it up..........

I know, I did post an image yesterday -- but am enjoying this process so much that I had to post today.......... I've started to add the treetops:


Monday, June 8, 2009

More Underbrush

Slowly but surely, I am laying the groundwork for the trees. My goal is to achieve a rich layering of color and texture. It's quite a process. This is what I've done to date:



I've noticed that I will need to address the issue of balance on this center panel. Right now the composition is heavily weighted on the right side. I also need to keep in mind that this will be a triptych, so maybe I'll wait to consider the balance issue when I have the other 2 panels underway.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Underbrush

I know it may be hard to see, but I have added the underbrush or base layer for the trees. I used sheer fabric so that the contours would read through this layer.

June6 2009