[Visual] James Bennett – Paintings

Posted in Art, Recommended, Visual by the.Zoo.keeper on May 27, 2010

James Bennett - Paintings

At the beginning of an assignment,my first step is to  visualize exactly what the image will look like at its conclusion. The clearer I can see the finished painting,the faster I can begin collecting the important elements that will make it a fun and interesting process for myself. . . – James Bennett

the fact that somebody can use a pencil & paintbrush to create has always amazed me & James Bennett has worked wonders here.

for further pics & to see how he does it, click ‘more‘.


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I try to think of the action first,which then allows me to see the primary focus from many different angles,then select the one that works best,and from a fresh perspective. Once I’m satisfied with the perspective and the composition,the details of characters and hand gestures are selected from a buffet of sketches,photos and carefully scripted reference shoots.When amassing these details,thoughts of light and color are always being presented and debated. Although constantly aware of my original vision of the final piece,I allow myself to look for pleasant surprises that I may have overlooked. Once the painting process begins,which can vary,depending on size and usage,I work as quickly as possible,eager to see the finished work. Starting thickly with oils,in a very limited palette,allows me to construct the basic framework,which can be decorated with light washes and fine lines.The intensity of color can now be added to enhance my intentions.

In the final stages,I inspect each section to ensure that it fits with my original thought. – James Bennett

Root: Richard Solomon


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