​I Lightened Up The Sky...

...in the second layer of paint, and now am excited about where this painting is headed. You can see the full spectrum of sky colors in the tube below the painting, and the before and current colors on the color strip to the right. Now onto the horizon line and water.

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The First Layer...

 ...is done, and now I get to stare at this one for a while (and go find some post sunset twilights to stare at while I’m at it) to decide where I want this painting to go in the next layer.

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The Colors...

 ...for my second layer on this painting are spread out on the palatte below the easel. To the left with a brush for each color are the water tones, while the ice flows get one brush for every three shades on the right.

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A Medium Sunset...

 ...is in progress on my easel. Thanks @whisperingpinestoo for the photo reference!

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My Panel Making Room...

...got a lighting upgrade. Thanks 1 Broad dumpster! And if you ever wondered what a years supply of painting panels looks like for me, wonder no more.  

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Blocking In...

...the colors and shapes on this newest painting.  

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And with a little more work, this first layer is complete and the painting is well on its way!

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It’s Done!

And best yet, it has already found a home. But drop by RLS Gallery anytime in the next month or so to see it in person!

us 27 (river takes the town) 36x78” oil on panel 2018

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I’ve Mixed...

...all the color and am ready to make the final push to finish this layer of paint. Now hopefully I've mixed enough! 

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The Waves...

...are slowly building and the shapes are getting bigger. 

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I'm Spending My Days...

...watching the grass grow, in one inch strips, from top to bottom and left to right. But seeing the difference from the first layer to the second makes me realize how fun this painting will be when done.

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Back To The Big Marsh...

...and the second layer of marsh is really making this painting come alive. Stay tuned, but don't hold your breath...

 

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A progression...

...of my latest painting. It starts with the sky painted over the contour line like transfer sketch. Next in the upper right, most of the first layer complete. In the lower left, the second layer of paint minus the marsh foreground is done. Finally the second layer of paint complete in the lower right. I learned something at the very end of this painting, which I am excited to put to use in my next, much larger project.

 

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