Size: approx 18″x22″
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Working Title: The Passing Time

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4/20/2015

The original piece of this genre, “Passage” was done when my wife’s mother passed away, and it has a sentimental value to her. She has asked that we keep it, and since this a style I have wanted to try some ideas on I thought I would go in this direction next. I am doing a couple of pretty big shows soon and need to get some new pieces ready. I knew this was a piece I could pull together pretty quickly so here we go. This first photo is just the basic layout with the stones masked out to make it easier to paint the sky and still keep the layout intact.

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4/20/2015

So here is the basic sky and land features. I started a little bit of the water reflections over on the right side. I’m just trying to establish a mood with the piece. that will determine the direction the rest of it goes. The types of pieces tend to create themselves once you get into a groove and set an emotional theme.

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I am starting to get a feel for this piece now. I’ve added in most of the major elements, but will have a lot of fine details to add once this dries. I like the size of the arch in relation to the figure, and I think the boulder in the foreground adds some depth and dimension. Overall, I like the direction this is going in and think once it is detailed out it will be a nice one. What do you think?

CURRENT PROJECT

The Passing Time
18″x22″
Oil on Canvas

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PROJECT NOTES:

Passage

The original “Passage” was painted for a specific purpose. Since this a subject I have wanted to try some ideas on, I thought I would go in a bit of a different direction on this one.

I am doing a couple of pretty big shows soon and need to get some new pieces ready. I knew this was a piece I could pull together pretty quickly so here we go.

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••• Canvas Preparation •••

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04/20/2015

Step 1
This first photo is just the basic layout with the stones masked out to make it easier to paint the sky and still keep the layout intact. I always soften the edges to remove any indication it was masked.

I’m not looking for the mask to be the end-all. Believe me, if you are working wet-in-wet, it’s much easier than cleaning all the extra blue paint off just to get back to the under-painting – especially if you want any pure white clouds.

The colors on the under-painting have a purpose too, so…

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••• Painting with Oils •••

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01/15/2019

First Day of Oils
So here is the basic sky and land features. I started a little bit of the water reflections over on the right side. I’m just trying to establish a mood with the piece. that will determine the direction the rest of it goes. The types of pieces tend to create themselves once you get into a groove and set an emotional theme.

01/15/2019

Session 2
I am starting to get a feel for this piece now. I’ve added in most of the major elements, but will have a lot of fine details to add once this dries. I like the size of the arch in relation to the figure, and I think the boulder in the foreground adds some depth and dimension. Overall, I like the direction this is going in and think once it is detailed out it will be a nice one. What do you think?

You can see the finished piece in the Landscape Gallery

I will get this updated soon!

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