Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day One to Twenty Three; A Brief Look at the Process

The initial drawing in charcoal is always so exciting. It is like the morning, fresh and full of possibilities.

Next I commit to the lines with paint. With this paticular painting I use acrylic Van Dyke Brown mixed with a little Phthalo Blue.

The painting process begins. At first it goes quickly.

A point is reached where every mark no matter how small, every colour no matter how subtle affects the painting. This is where the conversation between painting and painter begins.

Finally, there is nothing left to be said, at least for the moment.

This painting, "Irish Linen" is off to the photographers.

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