I’ve been told by a number of people that they enjoy seeing my paintings in progress. So here goes:
The following are my latest completed paintings. Thanks, Jim, for your care in making sure the photographs of my paintings are as true to life as they can possibly be.
If you’d like to take a look at previous blog posts you’ll see snapshots of these paintings at various stages of progress.
It’s odd to see paintings on the screen, because the size is deceptive. In this case the flower paintings are quite small compared to Water Shimmer, which is much larger in real life. But of course here they appear as the same size.
And now on to paintings in progress. The first two are pieces I’ve also shown in previous blog posts. What you’ll see below are snapshots of the paintings on March 11 and then again on March 12, to give an idea of the day to day progress. The third set of photos are of a new painting on its first and second day of life.
Here we are with the mysterious woman at the Phoenix Art Museum. This snapshot was taken after working on her on Tuesday.
And here she is on Wednesday. You’d need to look closely to see any changes. At this stage progress is slow. Some days I take one step forward and two steps backwards. Right now I’m working on getting the area on the left to read as a window, something of a tricky proposition. I’ve been adding multiple thin layers of matte medium to this area with additional paint sandwiched in between. I plan to eventually add a final layer of gloss medium to make the window shiny. Maybe.
This water reflection painting has also appeared in previous posts. Here it is on Tuesday.
And on Wednesday. I didn’t realize how much I’d lightened up the painting, especially at the bottom. What will happen next is a mystery to me!
And a brand new painting, after the first day.
Big changes here. This is after the second day of work. Paintings nearly always progress quickly for me in their beginning stages, It’s the middle stages that go on and on seemingly forever.
So there you have it.