Recently I’ve been asked to share my painting process. Though my process or technique vary from time to time, depending on what I’m trying to accomplish, I thought I would start with that which I use most often.
For this work we’ll use a 16 x 20 stretched canvas. The canvas came pre-primed with two coats of gesso. I have added another. Once this is dry I roughly sketch out with vine charcoal the major subjects. This is done for compositional purposes. For this painting it is simple, just rough indications of where land masses will fall as shown in the photo. [...]
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