Thursday, November 16, 2017
Here are two more progress images.
I am in the studio around 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. many days. Those early hours are the times that I get the most work done. By 1:00 in the afternoon, I start making silly mistakes and spend the rest of the day trying to correct them! Sometimes I am reminded of the title of one of Irving Stone's books, The Agony and the Ecstasy. There are many days when I experience both of these feelings!
Just a few more days of work...I hope!
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
watercolor 14" squareNovember 7, 2017
It's finished! Took much longer than I had anticipated. The areas which seemed to be the simplest proved to be those that I struggled with the most.
Why I have posted the progression steps of the painting: Throughout the past 30 years there have been many students who have asked me to show the progressions of how paintings are born. If you scroll down this blog, you will see the growth of the image from the first touches of the watercolor to the paper, right to this image. My hope is that by seeing these steps it will encourage others to try also.
One more very important thing...I could not do any of these paintings without the Lord at my side along the way. When I see what I do when I'm not aware of His presence, it's terrible. I need His help.
Friday, November 3, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 2017
It took three hours to draw all the details onto the watercolor paper. This allows me to enjoy the painting process without having to be concerned about where I will place each stroke of paint. Watercolor corrections can be very difficult at times.