|Early Work In Process - Worth the Price?|
- Sky and Water Close to Done
- Towers and Wharf only light values
Although I plan to display this as a triptych with three segments that will be 24" X 24", I started Worth the Price? as a single 6' long painting so I can make sure the water and sky are cohesive. This will ensure they are in alignment and the colors are the same in adjacent panels.
The image below was taken at the same point in the painting. I've added the vertical lines to show where the three segments will be cut.
|End Day One - Showing where the painting will be separated to form the Triptych|
Day two - I've cut the painting apart and mounted them so I can paint on each 24" X 24" segment individually. I thought it would be much easier to handle each segment while painting the towers and dock. I"ll also be able to move back into my studio with my normal LED lighting that has the same temperature and properties as sunlight. The 6' painting was too large so I did that on a large table in the garage.
In the image above, a few days have passed and I've been working on each segment to keep them at the same stage as I progress. Here they have additional mask to protect some of the mid-tones plus I stamped in some dark patterns to begin the structure of the buildings, towers, and dock. I have some texture materials I like to use for stamping. I apply some thicker tube acrylic paint to the texturing material then stamp it in areas where I want the texture. Once this is dry I'll return to a brush to finish the painting.
|Moving into the structure of the buildings and docs|
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