|Balsamic and Citrus, 8 x 8 oi on panel - 60 minute sketch|
This is not to say that all things work well or even as I'd like with each session, but confidence grows as skill increases and soon enough, I feel more in control of the painting. It's not unlike the act of creating form. By this I mean, the flat circle must become more like a sphere before it can resemble an orange. Whatever we do, our personal growth is very similar...one step at a time we get there.
The 45 minute study below is from summer 2016. It shows the bridge at Victoria Landing not far from my home studio in Woodstock, Georgia. I travel this bridge every day and love the area. Before starting the composition, I toned the panel with a brighter earthen color. This shows through in places and helps to balance and compliment the green foliage along the bridge. I used brush and painting knife to complete this painting.
|Bridge at Cherokee Mills, oil on 6 x 6 wood panel|
A recent study for a portrait commission. It's an honor to render this drawing...such a beautiful dog.
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|Study of Bear for Holiday Commission, charcoal on toned paper|