Friday, February 12, 2021

Afternoon Walk in Pacific Grove

Testing the finished painting in a hand carved gold frame




Finished painting still on the easel and wet



 My painting is finished, pending approval from my patron.  It now needs to rest and dry before varnishing it.

Testing another frame in the finished painting.





Side view of this frame

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Afternoon Walk - day 2 progress

Day 2 work on the painting and I am about half way through.  
The weather was nice enough to get out to my studio and paint today.

Blocking in the green ice plant areas



Working on the path


Blocking in the cliff rocks


Refining rocks, blocking in the fence, figures,
refining grassy areas, water & distant hills, adding sail boat



Mixing palette


So the painting is coming along and about half way finished.



Friday, January 29, 2021

Afternoon Walk in Pacific Grove


Painting "en plein air" on location  - it was cold!

   
The original plein air painting created in PG

I am enjoying doing a commission painting working from a small plein air painting I painted along the Pacific Grove coast a few years ago.  These nice folks bought a note card of the painting at a bookstore that sells my art note cards.  They liked the painting on the card and asked me to do a larger painting for them.  The storms in California have made it difficult to get to my studio until today, but I finally got a start on the under painting.  I will post my progress as it goes.

Step 1 prep the canvas with red paint
and draw the composition

 


Blocking in some of the background color











DAY 1
I like working on a red background sometimes,
especially when there is a lot of green in the painting.
The red background will 
sparkle through in a few places, adding interest. 




Here I have started to block in the focal point tree shapes.  


             Hopefully, I will be able to work on the painting again tomorrow!