Been away from studio painting for almost a month - closing down Ontario and driving back to BC. Having trouble feeling excited about painting - and thats not normal for me. Went for a Thanksgiving Day hike in Strathcona park. Thats all it took to get me pumped again: the colours were wonderful.
I decided to do multiple interpretations of the view of Mt Washington from the Meadows hike. Something I painted years ago when I was tighter and less interpretive. How would I interpret it now?
So I made three "first layer starts", one each morning, and each using a different approach. All were done quickly and crudely - just spots of colour. Stopped each once the canvas was covered, then framed, and set aside to examine in a few days to finish. I wanted loose, colourful, bold interpretations - almost a plein air look.
|Start with pencil sketch then final plan with acrylic marker - 18x24|
|Under painting with quin red and crude value plan using colour shaper|
|Acrylic marker plan 16x20|
|Poor photo - but you get the idea - image covered|
Tomorrow, the third day.