A little while ago I saw an image that one of my Facebook friends posted. It was gorgeous and I immediately made comment; "Wow, that would make a GREAT painting." A few emails later, my high school pal had sent me several high res images to work from. I couldn't wait to get started!
Like most paintings, I began with a yellow oche and white gesso background. I sketched the position of the geese and started to block in some colour.
|28 x 22" canvas - just starting
This is what I refer to as the "It seemed like a good idea when it was in my head" stage. At this point you DO NOT want to ask anyone what they think of your painting, as you will easily get discouraged. You have to be strong and push through the block.
|Making a few decisions at this stage
|"Front Runners", 28 x 22", acrylic on canvas
Big thanks to my photographer friend Wes for the inspiration used for the painting.
Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...Susan