Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mclarry Show Painting in Progress

I'm preparing for a show at McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe that begins Sept. 9th.  In addition to my treed landscapes I will be presenting some large water landscapes. These will include rivers and estuaries.  The images below show the under painting of the first river landscape piece for the exhibition.

The under painting is the first layer of an oil painting and is based on a sketch/drawing that lays out the composition and tones.  Under painting is fairly monochromatic but is essential to the subsequent layers that introduce color and some details. It must dry before the next layers are added. The painting is finished with several layers of glazing.

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The under painting completed, next layers added after it has dried (about 1 week).  Below is the finished work.

Below: Another painting with some water in it.  For the McLarry Fine Art exhibition.  "Bottom Land and Stream" 20x60in.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Dorval, oil/panel, 16" x 24" (click to enlarge)
 We are into the July heat now.  My studio is cool in the morning, but by afternoon, it gets pretty warm.  So I paint in the mornings.

I'm getting close to completing all the paintings for my upcoming show at McLarry Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM. The show starts on Sept. 9th and I need to have everything shipped out by August 1st.

These two new paintings will be part of my show in New Mexico.  I'm continuing to experiment with glazing thin sheets of transparent colour over the under-painting.  The results are what I have been hoping for.

In the Gap, oil/panel, 40" x 30"