Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This is how I begin a painting. I use a large filbert or flat brush and using Ultramarine, transparent earth red and alizarin paint, I do a tonal underpainting . You can see how watered down the paint is. It's lovely and loose. Easy to move the shapes around. I am posting a series of progression snaps. Once I have my shapes, composition and all my values in, then I begin to build up the paint and find the colors.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
So many Artists appear to be almost Automotons, painting picture after picture, after picture.
I am not like that. Many Ideas don't work, and I have a studio full of "Almost made it" paintings. I am tempted to post a couple of the failures. If for no other reason than to be honest, and also to explain why I sometimes go weeks between postings.