Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvest continued...

Okay back to it...
After I rough in the composition, I photograph it and save it to project back onto the canvas surface later.

For this painting I now want to put in a gradient, tonal underpainting. I don't usually do this for smaller paintings, instead I move around the canvas, painting in cool and warm tones as I go. But with this larger one, I think I'll be able to focus more on working out space and value relationships between the figures, if I take care of some of that with the background now.

At this point, its quite decorative all on its own.

Then, heres the image of my composition projected back onto the canvas and loosely drawn in with charcoal.

Stay tuned...

1 comment:

  1. I think it's really neat that you're showing your process. It's interesting to people!
    L.

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