Monday, February 20, 2012

New large painting

As you may have noticed if you follow my blog, that I have not been able to post since my trip to Mexico. I have received a couple of commissions to produce some paintings as a result of my exposure on The Good Wife TV show. I am working on a large painting at the moment and below are the first stages of the development of the piece.

Here is the sketch of the painting and I have drawn squares on it so the I can transfer the various shapes onto the canvas.

The canvas with squares on it which enables me to easily draw and transfer the shapes from the sketch. I first draw in pencil, then use a marker to create heavier lines.

I begin the painting by first adding large areas of color. These colors will eventually have to be changed as the painting develops. Often I will paint the whole canvas one overall color as it is easier to paint the other colors in rather than working on the stark white background.

The color areas are gradually painted in and these will likely have to be changed as the painting develops.

The painting at this stage has gone under many color changes as it is developed. The color of the figure and the lower background color have gone through several changes as the painting develops. I'm having a great time working on this painting. More on the next post.


Tris Mast said...

Looks like another great Borgman painting. Are you working in oils or acrylic?

Harry Borgman said...

Hi Tris,
I am working with acrylics and have three of these large paintings to finish. I'm getting some good reactions from the exposure on The Good Wife.