Saturday, May 26, 2007

Painting progress part 1

There is a group show coming up that promises to be a lot of fun, so I'll be documenting my efforts to create a painting for it. "Radical Nautical" is the title, and the loose theme as I understand it is the sea and related lore. There is only a vague idea lurking in my mind at this point, but that doesn't mean I can't at least get started on the background. So, on with the show! This canvas is 32" by 45", and after working feverishly for about an hour last night this was the result:

A complete and total mess, luckily this will be completely obscured by the time I'm done with the background. Another hour's worth of layering led to this:

The goal is a textured shade of green and blue, light enough to transfer a drawing to but interesting enough to keep me working. Still too dark at this point, so another hour of work this morning and:

Getting closer, but this is still a bit too dark for the transferred drawing to be visible against. Back to work......