After the encouraging response – from both artists and collectors – to recent Artzines featuring some WiP (Work in Progress) photos, I’ve been documenting more of my painting process. I had time off between Christmas and New Year’s, so I painted like a fiend (god it was great!). Herewith, one of the pieces I painted then, in progression:
Step 2: about 20% of the painting laid in – some background, and the pickup rider mostly done
- boy do I love red (duh), though it’s challenging as hell to paint something that evokes really BRIGHT red at the correct relative value scale to the rest of the piece
- I’m having so much fun with texturing my panels beforehand it’s almost illegal
- taking these WiP photos is actually helping me do a better job with the final paintings – it forces me to take a step back, and seeing a little digital version on the back of my camera makes the flaws or compositional needs of the piece just JUMP out at me.
- The compositions I enjoy most are totally “in your face”
- I really do enjoy lots of entendres in my titles (there are a few in this one – interpretations invited