Evolution of a painting

       This is a 30″X40″ painting on which I am currently working. So far it is all acrylic, with just a little bit of colored pencil.

                                        

        and I think it is done.

See a larger image of the completed piece on Paintings page EVENING SHADOWS.


  
        



8 responses to “Evolution of a painting

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  • Mary Brown

    Love this painting. I am surprised that you paint the foreground first and the background after. Seems like it would be the opposite. I am interested in your comments on this. Thanks.

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    • jbart3916

      Two reasons, I think. 1. Since I don’t sketch out a composition or plan much ahead, the foreground seems the most important, so that’s where I like to start, and then I fill in the background to go with it. I do, in reality, add to and subtract from the foreground as I go as well. 2. I love negative painting (painting around a shape to establish it rather than painting in a shape)
      Hopefully, that makes some sense to you.

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  • Joni Solis

    Very interesting way to paint. About how long did it take you? Seems like there would be a lot of time just thinking about what to do next. Thanks! P.S. I think I am a new fan of your artwork – the more I see the more I like!

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    • jbart3916

      Yes, thinking time is a big part of the process. I always work on a number of pieces at the same time, so a big one like this might take weeks to allow time to decide where to go next. I keep it out on an easel so I can see it even when I am working on other pieces, many of which also need thinking time. But then, once in a while one of them just falls together…..one step immediately following the other. It’s a mystery.

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