Monday, July 29, 2013
Art on the Easel ... and on the Floor.
This is a pretty large canvas, 40" h x 30" w. Based on a snapshot of my Twilight looking rather elegant, short-legged Percheron that she is. These three shots show the progression from first stages of sketching and very thin washes of solvent/oil paint, to working out some of the "background" composition.
Above, what the painting looks like as I type this post. I've got a good sense of solid form and some depth happening, and from here on out the challenge will be to finish the piece without overworking and killing it. I like the looseness and want to keep that.
Meanwhile, on the floor beside the easel, I've got a composition laid out for a salvage piece in black and white. I have to paint some of these elements, assemble them all, and then create other pieces to add. This is feeling more and more like part of the Crows series, so expect there to be black birds involved.