Sliced with a Tear…
There is something about autumn by the sea with the gray melancholy wrapped in fall colours.
Do you remember my recent post called “Autumn Sliced with a Tear” and the photograph of the maple trees by the sea?
Do you remember me saying – “today is one of those slow-baked, melancholy west coast Sundays, so moist and tender you can slice it with a tear?”
For about a month I painted and repainted this scene in my mind – maybe a thousand times. I adjusted and readjusted my approach solving one painting problem and then another.
Finally, I pull out an extra-large 36 x 60 inch canvas (that is 3 x 5 feet or just plain BIG) and begin with the underpainting.
They never look like much at this stage but I find it an extremely useful step particularly when working on large paintings. I can now start…
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