Friday, December 11, 2009

Tank Cul-de-Sac-6x6-SOLD


another "mobile studio" piece. found a cul-de-sac with a cool view of storage tanks (of gas) for ships in the port of Wilmington.

has that wintertime feel to it too with the bare trees and winter sky

Below is a step-by-step demo of a 30x40 painting on a gallerywrapped canvas.

Here i draw on the shapes and lay in some cool temperature shapes the rest will be warm

here i laid in the warmer shapes in the "somewhat" right values. at this stage thats all i'm going for. this is just the underpainting and kinda gets me thinking about temperature and value.

now i knife in large shapes into the "somewhat" close "real" colors. you can already see the feeling of light at this early stage. i've probably been working on it (up to this stage) for about 45 minutes. its like adding some skin to the skeleton and i can go this way or that now, adding form and variety to this jigsaw puzzle of flat shapes. up to this point its not too fun, but whats coming up is... pushing paint around and making everything look 3-D. Now thats why i do what i do!
i'll post the finished painting when its completed.

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