Thursday, August 2, 2012

A Start

I thought I would show the process I go through when making a larger painting. The steps, such as they are. This 30x30 canvas was first toned with Transparent Red Oxide, which I applied with a big brush, letting the paint drip, not fussing or trying to be too neat. My plan will be to let some of this peek through the final painting. The next day in the studio I worked with the same paint, combining it with Ultramarine Blue to establish some of the important darks to make this composition work. The shadow off the central cottage is just the wrong shape altogether, but I am done for this session. I always like to leave a painting knowing where I will go the next time I am in the studio, and I'm going right to that shadow!

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