Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Painting progress

I finally worked on the darn thing today. I thought I would show some pictures that highlight the steps up to this point.

This is a pencil sketch that is in my sketch book. Nothing more than a doodle, but a lot of fun to do.

This is the sketch that was done on canvas. First with pencil, then black thinned with turpentine.

This is a quick wash of color on the canvas. The oil paint is thinned with turpentine and dried fairly quick.

And this is where I left off a little while ago. Basically, the canvas is covered with paint. Some things I like how they are working out. And some things don't look so good.

First thing, I don't like the blue - it is going to go away. The bottom left corner fails miserably. Then there is the round blob centered near the bottom. BLECH! There are some other things that bug me - those are the ones bothering me the most. Well, I'm going to go take my brush and "draw" some corrections I know I want to make, and then think about it a bit.


  1. I like this painting. It's interesting watching the progression.

  2. This is great! I love all the organic shapes and sensuous lines. I don't mind the blue. It draws the eye around the canvas. Though, I would tone down the one patch in the front as it is much brighter than the other shades of blue and does stand out quite a bit from the piece. I guess that's cool if you want it to pop out from the rest of the piece, but it's next to one of the tonally darkest areas that recedes into space. But all in all, I think the blue is a good contrast and really plays with the whole "push, pull" thing. Keep up the good work!