Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Finished Painting

This is the final of three photos of the painting that I have been working on.
Underpainting in colored gesso, then two layers of oil paints. I am nearly done with this.

The colors shown may be pinker or bluer, depending upon your screen. But it is close to the beautiful colors I saw of the sun setting on the Catskills while crossing the Hudson River.

Today I started making a scrapbook of my reference photos, and pairing up some of the photos with my final paintings. The photos are used for reference for composition, shape, and color, and often the final painting may only incorporate a tiny segment of the photo, can be an abstraction of form, or a symphony of color. Each work takes on a life of its own, and the way I get to the finished product can take many paths.

Off to read some more....and get a good night's sleep.

patti o

1 comment:

tangled stitch said...

It's very beautiful. I love it and think it captures the beauty of Upstate NY and the Catskills perfectly!