Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Work Has Begun

As I look up from my laptop, I can see the beloved old apple tree out back. Many a grandchild has found joy in that tree, so I decided I should pay it tribute.

I don't usually sketch a drawing on the canvas before I begin a painting, just many small ones on paper. But yesterday, using my paper sketches as a guide, I marked the canvas with charcoal to be sure I had the composition right. Those charcoal lines will be gone today once I block in the underpainting with very thin oils. Wish me luck!

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