this is the lighthouse keepers house on top of monhegan island, one of the most magical places to paint anywhere on the east coast. this is being done from an 8x12 study I did one morning when the sun was just gorgeous on the side of the building and you could see for miles across the water.
another shot of the blurry edged, thick paint going on
be really careful with your palette knives, they are just like razor blades after a few months of use. I cut the back of one of my fingers today on my blade, while I was painting. zip and its laid open. luckily its like a paper cut, very thin. note to self: be more careful with something called a painting "knife"
Mike, I have been following your painting for a while, and use to be the sketch and underpainting was predominately magenta. I am trying to guess what the final colors will be based upon your underpainting color choices. I am eager to see the finished piece WS
wayne- it has evolved into an intuitive process from the early magenta days. but it never varies from the tenants of warm colors (reds,yellows,oranges) in sun shapes and blue violets greens (cool colors) in shadow shapes.
Oh my gosh. I know! Love the process of getting the canvas ready. You are fantastic!
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