Monthly Archives: June 2016

In the studio 6/26/16

My journey with Picnic is meandering.  Originally, there were a lot of figures in the background.  Then, deciding that was too distracting, I took out many of them.  That’s when the painting stalled.  Eventually, I realized that the mass of background figures is what attracted me to the subject.  So I put back the painted-over…

In the studio 6/22/16

Sometimes I have to sneak up on a painting.  It took me awhile to identify what was bugging me about Break Time.  The background behind the right-hand figure didn’t please me, so I corrected it today.  In the process, I painted over part of the figure’s hair, which is OK because the hair wasn’t finished…

In the studio 6/19/16

I am into the overpainting phase with Parade. although the surface is still very matte.  No part is exactly done. Yesterday’s morning session went poorly.  I couldn’t see.  It happens.  Sometimes when I take up a painting that I struggled with previously, the solution is obvious.  How could I have missed it?  When artists talk…

In the studio 6/12/16

I went to our Main Street three separate times to take photographs for this composition.  I won’t bore you with why it took three trips.  I finally got photos I can use and cobbled together several for the design for this new oil, Woman Listening to a Phone on Main Street.  I’ll probably change the title.…

In the studio 6/4/16

Main Street #1 is another painting based on Vermilion’s Main St. I already finished Main Street #2 even though I started it after #1. I plan several more paintings around the same theme. I’m still not satisfied with parts of it so until I am, I’ll keep at it.