A blog about my thoughts and my love of artwork as it develops. It reflects some of the basic steps that I go through to achieve the artwork which is eventually presented to Spicher and Co, an innovative design firm that manufactures artwork for the trade. The why, what, how, and where are a few of the questions that I attempt to answer as I blog away! This is a tiny window into the life of a painter, and my hope is that my love for life shines through in the objects that I work to create.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Original Whaling Scene, Maine Post 2
Starting To Add Some Color!
A likeness of Curtis Light
There are many lighthouses in Maine. This painting is centered around Curtis Light which is just outside Camden Harbor. This painting is not meant to be
an exact copy but rather a gently likeness.
My customer loves whaling and ships. Like many of my paintings, this is a fictional rendition of a time back in the mid 19th century.
I started to draw and realized that I didn't want the painting to have pea sized buildings so I went BIG with the scale. You can sort of get an idea of HOW big in the picture below.
The buildings are larger than I had drawn out on my thumbnail sketches, but I felt it was necessary. I think it makes for better composition, especially when viewing from any distance.
This could be a painting just as it is featured in the above cropped version. However, it is just a snippet of a larger piece. Tomorrow, if I have time, I want to show you some more
pictures of what I have completed. If I don't post tomorrow, it will be Monday!
As I paint, I will add layer upon layer until the oversized folky bricks sort of disappear and are not as obvious. This is the very start of the painting.
Tune back in for more... maybe tomorrow!
What a view!
Thanks for looking today and spending a little of your day imagining what life might have been like back in the 1840s...