From time to time I come across blogs where artists share their painting process. I find it very interesting, as usually they start with something unexpected – you can clearly see that everyone has their own idea on how to paint. I also find it very educating, as analyzing how something is made from A to Z can offer a completely new view, which inspires to try different techniques, tools or even materials.
I’ve been thinking of recording my own painting process for a while now, but usually I have to work in a hurry, that’s why taking photos is seen as a massive distraction. Yet a few weeks ago I chose a relatively big canvas (I knew this wasn’t a one day masterpiece) and decided that it could be a perfect opportunity to at least try to photograph a few painting stages.
Key facts: acrylics on canvas painted using a palette knife.
Please don’t forget that these photographs haven’t been taken on the same day, so the lighting conditions were different.
I hope you won’t judge my drawing skills… To be honest with you I don’t even own a decent pencil – I start with a rough guide of the main areas and then it’s something that I enjoy the most – painting! I try to work on the background first and leave the focal point for the last session, this way the colours stay strong and fresh.
Here’s the end result:
I guess we can count it as 1 out of 10 good ones planned for 2014… and we are already nearly in April. (Shocking!)
Well, I’ve been always for quality, not quantity.