Saturday, March 29, 2014

Studio Work - River Snag

If you read the last post, you saw a hint of what I was working on. After the experiment with the thinned gesso on the UArt paper, I started on the larger painting. My photo was taken recently along the Scioto river near Hayden Falls. The falls weren't as picturesque as the river that day, but I liked this photo of the river.

I am partial to odd shaped frames so decided to use this photo to paint something to fit a 8x28 frame. Below are process shots. In the photo below on the left, the UArt 400 grit paper has the basic drawing, with the cropped photo to the right of it. The right photo shows the completed painting with the 'mini' trial painting in the middle and the photo on the right side:

Here are four process shots. The left hand view shows the UArt after I have added some of the thinned black gesso in the dark areas, and the thinned white gesso in a few places to brighten up the tan colored UArt. The final painting is on the right.
Here's the finished painting in the frame. There is a bit of glare in the glass.  


Diane said...

Really nice Nancy! Very unique.

Linda Hill said...

Love this!