In the fall 2006 issue of Workshop magazine, Randall C. Sexton taught participants how to create oil paintings in response to subjects that they were anxious to paint. We present an excerpt from the article.
by M. Stephen Doherty
- Is the focus of my painting clear? If not, how can it be reinforced?
- Does anything need additional work?
- Is there a general sense of harmony in the painting?
- That is, do the technique and color work together as part of the ‘same world’?
- What finishing touches could I add to give the painting more zing?
- Is there a convincing sense of depth?
- Does the initial abstract value pattern still read clearly?
- Is there enough detail ... or too much detail?
- Does the painting convey the mood that I intended to express?
- Does this painting really represent me?
- As successful as the painting might be, would the next one be even better?
To read the feature article on this artist, check out the fall 2006 issue of Workshop magazine.