Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011


I have added some detail to this painting and continue to work on the sky and background. It should be finished in a few days.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

work in progress, cont.

Added a few things on this one. I indicated some foliage and worked on the right hue and value for the shadows. Some more under-painting was added in a dark value at the bottom and then over-painted with a warmer red.

Monday, September 5, 2011

work in progress

I am showing several steps in developing a new painting. After assembling the stretcher strips and stretching the canvas, I apply two coats of gesso and then an under-painting shown in the first photo. I then begin to sketch the general outline in charcoal. Next I have painted in the sky and mountains, which may still be subject to some changes. The bottom of the painting then receives a second under-painting in brighter hues. Some dark areas are also indicated. In the top photo I have started to indicate some detail. I will post more on this painting as it develops.