Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Starting from scratch

koi sketch2 sm
Ages ago I bought a round gallery canvas.  I don’t know what possessed me to as I had no idea of what I’d paint on it.  Until today.

I was thinking of fish again and the sketch of what I wanted appeared under my pencil.  its good to see something evolve from concept to finished piece.  Now to work on enlarging and transferring the drawing. The painting may not start til this weekend simply due to lack of time.

I keep looking at the sketch and wondering if I should give it a turn and if it would look better a quarter turn to the left, like this.  Which do you prefer?

koi sketch2 sm 1 left

6 comments:

Sue Pownall said...

I prefer the lower one.

Rose Welty said...

I prefer the first one. My eye goes back into it and around and around. With the second one, my eye moves out before I'm all the way around. Its a lovely sketch Jeanette - cant wait to see it painted.

Vandy said...

I prefer the first one, although I can't tell you why exactly. Look forward to seeing the final version. It looks as if it's going to be fabulous.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I prefer the first one also, Jeanette. This is going to be super!

JANE MINTER said...

i prefer your fish design in the first position jeanette .

Jeanette said...

Thanks for the feed back, its appreciated.

Looking at it more, I like the first position too, which was the original drawing plane. It has a better flow I believe.

However I will eliminate that emerging fish on the right hand side as its distracting to me.