For my blogs 100th post (WOO!) I thought I’d do something a bit special – an in-depth step-by-step demo of one of my paintings. I know I’ve done this briefly before but I thought it might be nice to show a bit more development – and – I even created a little video to go with it.
The painting featured is 6×9 inches – I worked on it both at home and in the classroom over the course of three different sittings for a total of about 6 hours so the video is not a “watch me paint” kind of video that I’ve been asked to do before – I hope to do this at some point in the future though so stay tuned.
This painting was created with the hopes that I might be able to demonstrate to my watercolor students some of the more expansive practical applications of negative painting and masking but honestly, I also just wanted to make it for myself. I’m really quite happy with the outcome as it finally demonstrates a bit of the “look” I’m going for with a new body of work that centers around animal bones.
Here are a few extra images and several larger images from the video: