I thought it might be fun to share with you the evolution of my latest painting, so you can see the unfolding of the process.
I began the painting about a week ago by layering in the background on a canvas given to me by my friend Ester Rogoway, who is a very talented painter, as was her father, Alfred Rogoway. Ester and her husband Larry left today for some summer art shows, so be sure to check out her home page for a listing of upcoming shows. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by her booth and say hello.
After letting the background sit for a few days, I was ready to see what there was to “be seen.” The horse head appeared, and I decided I might try to take on foreshortening, which is a huge challenge for me. I remembered reading about grids, so I created an impromptu grid, to try and help my mind see the perspective.
The next day she appeared. I wasn’t expecting her arrival and when she came, I felt the need to let the painting rest for awhile.
Today I went back in and began shading in some color.
Here’s where things are at end of session today. I’ve put the painting in my sunroom, so it can whisper to my unconscious. I’ll continue to share the unfolding of this process with you, as it continues
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