Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Blocks with Spyglass in Progress: Day Two


12 x 16 oil on hardboard panel

I got sidetracked yesterday on other matters and didn't have time to finish up the underpainting on the blocks, but I got an early start today and was able to complete the first pass. I don't think the second pass on this one will be too difficult. I love doing these blocks, especially with the magnifying glass as part of the composition. Tomorrow I'll return to the Ketchup Bottle. I'm excited and fearful simultaneously with that one. I just need to reject any notion of finishing it quickly and just take my time. I tend, on occasion, to get wrapped up in the desire to complete a painting in a hurry, rather than just allow whatever time is needed and enjoy the process. My goal tomorrow is to chill out and embrace that philosophy.


4 comments:

Sonica said...

congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.
oil Painting

Pierre Raby said...

Strong composition enhanced by a pretty dynamic and subtle use of vibrant highligts of red and turquoise. Quiet and brilliant.

Fay Akers said...

what a cleaver idea... I like it!

Forensic Artist said...

Beautifiul. I love seeing the progression of an artist's work, getting an "in" to see the process.