The Return
Oil on Canvas


••• Canvas Preparation •••



Step 1
Here is the basic underpainting, with a very new twist!
I used sand in several areas to give the building some texture. I mixed it in with white acrylic and also sprinkled it on in certain areas while the paint was still wet. It will either look really cool, or be a horrible disaster.
(I hope it’s not a disaster cuz this was an expensive canvas!)


••• Painting with Oils •••



First Day of Oils
The sand experiment seems to have worked out ok. I guess I won’t know if I’m happy with it or not until it’s finished. But so far it does not appear to be a horrible disaster.

The sky and the majority of the building are complete. I will go back to add some final details on the building. The water has also been added. The photograph was taken at night so the colors appear a bit muted. The final photo will be more accurate.


Session 2
In the final session I added some finishing details to the building, some highlights to the clouds and the dock. The figures have been added as well, and I think they tell a wonderful story.

Finished! Photographed outside so the colors are more accurate.
Not sure if I’ll do the sand again… I imagine I will. I have some other ideas in the works for adding additional dimension to my paintings… stay tuned!

The final piece has been added to the Gallery section. Let me know what you think!

See you again soon…

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