My project this Tuesday:
Painting the Transit of Venus
Some time ago I had jotted down in my notebook to look for a unique light or shadow run - a fun path on a floor, wall or somewhere where I can capture the path by a time delimited painting. I think this was a seed to the piece to paint this Wednesday - The Transit of Venus.
The idea will be to set up watching the transit via the passthrough from a binocular lens onto a white surface, in this case a canvas. This week I plan to map out a spot and the path the sun takes over that location so I can set the canvas up for an optimum design. Then, hopefully, all goes well on Wednesday (see: clear sky), I’ll paint the sun + venus live each hour on the same canvas as the sun sets and venus crosses.
I haven’t painted in a while, so here’s to hoping that I make what I envision this to be.
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