Friday, December 07, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - Patience- work in progress

This is a color study I did a while ago for a larger work I am calling "Patience". My kids and my wife/art career advisor have been urging... no encouraging me (in a loving way) to finish some larger paintings. (I must once again admit that she is rrrrrrrr...) I have been shying away from finishing larger works. But now I have another confession. I am being motivated by shame.
The artist who tagged me last week (Stacey Peterson) has posted some wonderful progress shots on her blog and is shaming me with the methodical method she uses to...complete...her brilliant work in a few days time. So I am challenging myself to do the same. Here is the first block- in of the larger 24"x30" painting.
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- work in progress-
oil on canvas

I am not a methodical painter. I feel my way through each piece. I never know how or where I may begin in a painting. Usually I begin with the darks but not always. Here I started with the underpainting of the face. SO this is where I am today. Tomorrow I will post my progress. Thanks for the motivation!

1 comment:

Stacey Peterson said...

I don't know if I should be sorry or glad that I shamed you into starting this piece, but it looks like it'll be a nice one!! Maybe now you can shame me into doing some smaller daily painting =)

And for the record, I used to be much less methodical, but having a toddler and very limited time to paint has made me more so - I like to minimize the amount of paintings I trash now that my painting time is limited!!