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…
Back in the studio, this time playing around with some gouache. I think I like painting more than I like posting about painting.
But, I am going to try to be better…and post more than once a year.
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!
never caught in the too long
oil and waxes on wood
available March 13 at Eric Schindler Gallery – 804.644.5005
New work opening Friday 13 March 2015
at Eric Schindler Gallery, 2305 E. Broad St, Richmond, VA
it just hung there in the room and we all ignored it
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.