Sunday, February 22, 2015

Time Vault-W.I.P

I am approaching the finish on my latest still life, Time Vault. I decided to spread the work-in-progress over two posts. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am holding myself to following a specific painting process. It is a good way for me to learn a particular approach and expand my skills. When I feel I have a good understanding of the particular process, I will think about what I want to add, and what I want to leave off and continue on from there.

Here is the work-in-progress sequence in this post starting with a drawing directly on the canvas with paint, from life, adding the dark accents, shadow shapes, then light shapes. All throughout each step I corrected the drawing and value relationships. I am now to the point where I have added detail, texture, am checking edges, and yes, still checking and correcting value relationships and drawing. I will post those WIP pictures, and the final painting in the next post. I am hoping one more painting session will see it finished.

Time Vault, drawing in

Time Vault, dark accents

Time Vault, shadow shapes

Time Vault, light shapes

In the next post, I will not only have the remaining WIP pictures and final painting but why I chose these objects to paint and the story behind them.
Can you guess why I am titling this painting "Time Vault"?

Off to prepare for a busy week!


1 comment:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Great write up and photos for this work in progress. Looking forward to seeing the next steps.

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