so, here it is…I documented this little painting from start to finish which I must say was a strange experience. I don’t usually have my phone in the studio nor am I paying attention to my surroundings that much. So to stop and snap a picture periodically felt odd.
This little painting is what I call a painting sketch. It is done on primed millboard and quicker than most my paintings. It is also much cheaper (if you’re in the market) and will be one of the first paintings I offer for sale on my website. Web sales is a new venture for me, I usually stick to galleries and commissions. If you’re interested in it, you can find it on my Shop page at the end of the week.
Now, on to the process.
the beginning is a good place to start
I like to draw an image with watercolor pencil. sometimes you see it in the end, sometimes you don’t
first layer of color. usually colors I don’t like
more drawing and overlapping of colors
obligatory studio cat
finished piece, 7-8 layers deep
and there we have it.
People often want to know about an artist’s process. “Where did that come from, did you make it up, what is it?” I get these questions all the time. Along with, “I wish I could watch you create.” So, I’ve decided to post my way through some paintings. Just for fun for you and a kind of curiosity for me. I’ve never really documented a painting.
So, here we go…
My latest work will be opening at the Eric Schindler Gallery in Richmond VA on November 18, 2016. If you’re in the area come on by for the artist reception that night!
So, my website is small, under ten pages. Yet the process of redesigning it (which was prompted by the stifled laughter I received when I mentioned I edited it in Dreamweaver)(it was deserved laughter) took me so long and it’s still not done. It is, however, miles better than what it was and I am happy to say it is live! I will continue to add galleries to it and actually update it (now that it’s actually easy! Sorry, Dreamweaver)
So have a look, enjoy. Don’t tell me about any typos. too soon.
So, here is the start of hopefully posting more than twice a year. I painted this very light painting before I moved to RI…I think my colors might have had some foreshadowing of the snow to come.
You realize how completely small you are and any tiny inkling you had that maybe you had a little control over even a sliver of your life is put in it’s proper place. Which is that you don’t.
Anyway, here is a new painting. finally.
you cannot hold it, it is light, it is lost, it is constant
oil paint and waxes on wood, 30×40
After a long and difficult winter, I am finally getting back into the studio. Here’s a taste of what’s to come. Not completely titled yet, but I know it has the words “I heard a story once” in it.