Saturday, December 01, 2007
"A COMMISSION FROM START TO FINISH"
I thought I would share my working process on a new commission. My clients have chosen elements from two paintings to incorporate into this new piece; a beautiful cerulean blue sky, clouds with orange and golden undertones, rust or purple mountains, and a jumbled meadow filled with coneflowers, poppies, and multitudes of other flowers.
What you see above is a basic rough working sketch.
The painting will be three quarters floral with little wisps of flowers reaching up into the sky, and the mountains will have faint hints of the back of the Sandia mountains where I live.
My next step will be to tone my canvas with a loose wash mixture of burnt sienna, cadmium orange, and cadmium red.
After that, I will complete a sketch on my canvas with loose paint. Then I will start to work on blocking in the colors in the underpainting.
My clients will also be following the process on this blog. I welcome comments and feedback!
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