This is # 4 in the series. It is on canvas and will ultimately be stretched on a 4’x5′ frame. As I’ve said before, I usually put on any color to start just to get away from white and then I begin to re balance. In order to fill the larger fields I began with paint sticks and medium. I find that I can get a quick idea of where this is going when I work that way.
Once the under-painting was finished I began to paint with oil. In the process the color scheme tightened up . I would say that this is really the beginning because I now have a strong foundation for what is to come. After I let this dry I can go to work. It will either get a lot better or I will really screw it up but…that is what creating new work is all about.