Thursday, April 28, 2011

Oil Painting
16 x 20 inches
A scene in the old part of San Antonio, Texas. Last week I tried a different method of painting. Usually I start a painting and don't stop til I'm done. Last week I started several paintings and then went back over the next few days and finished each one. My reason for doing this was to give myself more time to look at the paintings in the early stage and make sure the layout of shapes was good. (few things in painting are worse than realizing you've laid a lot of beautiful paint into a bad composition). I think the effort worked, though it's too early to tell if I'll keep working this way. The above painting is one of that series. I wish I had thought to photograph it right after I had blocked it in, so I could illustrate this point.

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