Friday, October 25, 2013

On My Easel

In Progress
10 x 10 oil on cradled hardwood

I haven't had much time to paint lately but I wanted to show you what is on my easel right now. I'm really excited about it at this stage. And I'm hoping it will turn out as well as I imagine it. I can't wait to get back to it. I tone my boards pink/orange these days. 

What's on your easel?

9 comments:

  1. This is really cool, Cathy! It's interesting to see your process. I'm fascinated by the fact that you've done the runner's feet before completing the legs.

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    1. Thanks Linda! I'm at the stage where I'm still pretty excited about it so it's killing me not to work on it. Maybe this weekend...
      Painting the feet before the legs was unusual for me. I didn't have time to do the legs before I had to stop and I just roughed in the feet where they probably needed to go just to get an idea how it would look. Looks kind of funny though!

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  2. I was fascinated with your process also. I would never have thought to do it that way, but it proves how our minds work. I almost don't need the legs to see them. Because the feet are they should be, I think I'm seeing legs. Showing just how few details we need to give for the mind to complete the picture.

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    1. That is so true! I get caught up in too many details often. But just suggesting the rest would be enough.

      Thanks for your comment!

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  3. You've got a terrific start! Can't wait to see the finished painting. I often start with pink toned canvas, too. Really adds warmth especially in my figure paintings. I posted the painting on my easel now which is quite a challenge for me. I mentioned you in my post, too! Great idea with the question to your fellow artists.

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    1. I do like a pink toned board. It seems to always look good when it peeks through!

      Thanks for commenting and posting your in-progress photo! I enjoyed seeing your process.

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  4. Wow, Cathy what a great beginning! I love a warm, exciting under painting, too. It makes the painting zing.

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  5. I always enjoy seeing the progression of a painting, Cathy!!! This is coming along beautifully!!!

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  6. Anxious to see the end result. I had an art teacher once who said you should be able to stop and sign at any point. You've achieved that already. Looks great.

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