Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I showed one of my painting students the way to start her painting by painting this image of her son jumping off a dock. I struggled with getting all of the boy's left foot on the canvas without cutting off his toes. I finally got it! We liked this stage of the painting alot. This is a point in a painting where you have to decide how much farther you want to develop it - putting more details or not. When you want to keep a looseness, then you'd stop around this point. We'll see how it turns out.


Julia Adams said...

Wow! Kirsten,
This painting is great!

ckayser said...


Thanks, Julia! ;)

Anonymous said...

sometimes studies are the best!

Carol Bruess and Anna Kudak said...

This is so cool! We must lunch soon, now that our media madness has calmed down.

ckayser said...

Let's go, girls! I'm so happy with the success of the book for you two and all your hard work. Hope the journey has been fun and rewarding...!

Rock on,