Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The painting process

Starting with a toned ground of loose paint: burnt sienna and a red. The initial sketch is worked out with a burnt umber.

The blocked-in stage: major colors are in place and composition seems good.

The completed underpainting. All that's left is some refinement and the line work.
This is actually a replica of a painting I painted for my mom when I was 17 years old. My oldest daughter has it in her room now and we had to make an "exchange" in order for her to let me paint it again. In other words, she now has a new sunset painting! She drives a hard bargain, that one. I should have the finished painting done by tomorrow. The size is 30"x24".

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