Tuesday, October 05, 2010
16x16 oil on panel
Available at Tidewater Gallery next week.
Remember this study from a couple days ago? I am so thrilled with how the big version turned out. I started the same way. I set my timer for 30 mins. and massed in, sketched, scrubbed and placed as much as I could, covering most of the canvas. After a little break, I set the timer again and kept going the same way. The final touches took probably an hour also, but getting the bulk of the scene painted under the time constraint made me stay loose and work all over the canvas. I didn't get bogged down with defining all the details of the buildings or cars, but found that after I'd massed in, all that was needed were some highlights and a few other strokes to suggest form. The only thing I am not totally sure of is the tree shadow just in front of the figure. I think it needs some editing. Overall, a great day at the easel! (not so much in the rest of life... laptop died, spilled water on my debris-strewn studio floor, forgot to eat, min. schnauzer shaved, glued my fingers together...)