Pine sapling and art process

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12″ x 12″ acrylic

I think it’s done! And I’m content with it.

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And another start, looks very cliche at this point, but hopefully improves tomorrow.

I’ve been thinking about my studio processes and rituals. First thing I do when I get to my studio is turn on the light and radio, put on my painting shirt. I sneak a peek at what I was working on the day before.

I uncover the paint containers and then I take a solid look at the previous day’s work.

I usually leave my studio with something definite to do the next day, like a certain colour to add to a certain spot,or a background to spap on a blank canvas, so I then I just get right to that.

Then I take a really good look at the painting from the day before.  I set it either in the one pile, to look at again later, or the other pile, to continue working on that day.  Sometimes I select a new section of a new photo for a new work. Then it’s mixing colour and painting pretty much steady until it’s time to go to my other job.  I usually spend about 3 – 4 hours in my studio.

I’m always interested in other artist’s processes.

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One response to “Pine sapling and art process

  1. I’m sorry you think the second looks cliche at this time – I like it, particularly like the red underpainting and the way it all works together. It is abstract and focussed with two ambiguous dark figures that could be mourners – two Marys going to the tomb. No, it works for me as it is. I envy your ability to achieve deeply emotional results with such simplicity. Tony

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