Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Few Steps to Completion

As I paint I like to take photos of the process. It helps me see the progress, and also points out the mistakes. There is something about seeing it through a camera lense that makes everything clearer.

This is the inspiration for the painting; a nice walk on top of Mount Washington BC.

First I did a thumb nail sketch. Once I had a drawing that I liked, I sketched it onto my canvas. My base coat is a glaze of Indian yellow.


I applied two more glaze coats of thalo blue and quin red, as I think of cool and warm areas of the painting.

Next I slowly started working on different areas of the painting, starting with the background.

Then I started on the foreground, building up the rock formation on the left.

I must admit at this stage, I usually get so excited that I often forget to take photos.
Many more hours of painting goes into this to get it to the finish line.

Tah Dah...

"Mountain Top Meadow", 24 x 24", acrylic on canvas

Part of my West Coast Series.

Till Next Time ...
From the Prairies, to the West Coast and Beyond...