Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Twelfth painting in my new series
Here I have drawn the image on a 30 x 30" canvas with a Design Art Marker pen. I did several computer sketches for this painting and have taped a couple of them to my drawing board.
I begin as usual by painting in the background. This color may change as I cover the blank canvas with the other colors.
Here I paint the figure shapes in.
Other colors are then painted in, gradually building up the painting.
The colors go through quite a few changes before COY NUDE is finished. A darker purple worked much better on the figure shapes and the black shapes help the overall design a great deal. I don't actually just duplicate my original sketches, but use them only as a starting point for these paintings. Most of these paintings can be seen at the Craig Smith Gallery in Harbert, Michigan. Craig took COY NUDE to his Oak Park, Illinois gallery