Saturday, June 29, 2013

Steady Progress

"Stone Wash" 9x12 study
It's been a while since I last posted. There has been an unusual amount of concentration in the studio on a commissioned painting and I've done little else. The piece is a larger version of a small stream study (right) I did earlier this year and though progress has been slow at times, the painting seems to be coming along quite nicely. The current painting is 22x16 which is a fairly large piece for me.
22x16 block in

I've included images of the block-in stage of the painting as well as the first stage of refinement. At this point, I will probably set the painting aside for a week or two and come back for finishing refinement with fresh eyes.
I hesitate to move onto another project when this one is going so well, but I always paint better if I let it sit for a while.
While the larger painting will be similar to the study, there will be some distinct differences. The pool at the bottom of the painting will hopefully appear much deeper than in the study and some of the foreground rocks will be eliminated.

First refinement


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