Friday, March 16, 2012
Revealing - in progress
As usual, and likely the same as many painters, I have several paintings happening at once. While one dries, I do some more work on another. Its the necessary evil of oil paints, but also helps increase productivity. There are times that I want to rush things and am itching to put some glazing blues over the Calmer Waters piece, but I have to wait and let nature and oxidization take its course.
So I've started another clementine painting. I took some photos of clementines I had around Christmas. The season of them is fleeting usually and I wanted to make sure I had some extras at hand. I was experimenting with the shapes of the peel and how much could be unwrapped without the peel dropping off. That and strong directional light helps make a composition have more strength.
Here is about an hour's worth of paint in oil on a 10 x 10 inch canvas.