It’s In The Details (Painting In Progress)

Here’s a peek at a painting in progress in my studio.  I’m working on new art for my upcoming annual Open Studio on October 21st & 22nd.  Many people have told me they enjoy seeing the steps in my painting process so I thought I’d share images of a Rose-breasted Grosbeak painting currently in the works. Grosbeak WIP1

In Step One, I’ve sketched the drawing and used Pebeo drawing gum to mask the areas I want to protect while I paint the sky background. Grosbeak WIP2

In Step Two, I’ve removed the masking and put a light wash of color on the bird and leaves to guide me with the shapes, shadows and values of various areas. 

Grosbeak WIP3 In Step Three, I’ve completed the Grosbeak since he is sitting behind the leaves and I paint working from the back towards the front or foreground. 

I won’t be posting any images of the finished paintings until just before my open studio event.  Be sure to look for future postings here on my Blog or you can go to my website to sign up for my monthly E-Newsletter to see the new art.  OR, even better, you could plan to attend my open studio weekend and see the artwork in person!!

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