11 April 2007

Baby Steps

Just a quick post, sticking my head up from the drowning waters. I feel so ashamed I have not given you guys a good beer review... in months! I promise, one is coming soon. If the workload keeps up at this pace, my works won't even be intelligible. Is that a word?

Here is a step by step process of a recent painting. I thought I'd show the slow progression into color. It's a matter of translucent layers, shifting back and forth between meaty color and fortifying tonal structure. This following image is with oils and acrylic, instead of my normal watercolor and acrylic. The fumes dull the studio aggression.

sketch


tonal layer


finish (pardon the poor scan)


Ugggh, back to the ol' drawing board.