Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Italian Villa Commission

Italian Villa - Sketch on Canvas

Italian Villa - Painting in Progress

These photos depict the process I'm using to paint the Italian Villa commission discussed in yesterday's post. The first one is the sketch on canvas. I put down a warm sienna wash first. The second has color roughed in. I will be using warm Mediterranean colors. As I put the color down I try to develop areas in the background and the foreground equally - i.e. the sky and tree. Rather than paint the tree on top of the sky, I try to develop them together.

Quote of the Day
"Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process."

Anne Wilson Schaef