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. 😉
The underpainting is almost done. The figure’s hair and the bench need more work before I start over-painting. What’s the difference between over-painting and under-painting? I use the same medium throughout the painting, but during under-painting, I keep the paint matte. I also make sure the drawing and overall design are working. If I make changes, as I did in this instance, I make them during under-painting. Originally, this painting had more things happening in front of the bench and on the left-side.
When I’m satisfied with the design, I start the over-painting. During over-painting, I add more oil to the medium and sometimes use glazes.
The painting is 40″ x 50″. I worked on the drawing for several days before I started painting.