Here's the journey of this painting and learn more about it below.
Something fishy is always going on here, it's the Seattle Public market or better known as
|Pike's Place in Seattle|
|All photo's are from Linda's album|
|The photo of Linda's used for making the painting.|
|Initial oil sketch on canvas. |
I wanted t paint this painting in a very fast and deliberate way.
The use of simple strong strokes, with clean color is what I wanted to accomplish in it.
|My palette of colors for the start of the painting. |
The major colors for this painting are figured out first here on the palette.
|The dark colors are painted in first. |
Using a variety of warm and dark colors I try and
establish depth for the painting.
|The mid-tones are painted in next. |
There was a lot of different temperature grays I saw in the fish.
Getting the right combination of grays was key to a successful painting.
|Color is now being added at this point. |
This is where have some colors figured out ahead of the painting pays off.
I get to paint non stop and know my colors will work together.
|Painting is almost totally blocked-in.|
Time to adjust colors and drawing.
|Most of the details are in at this point.|
Just a few finishing touches and all that will be left to do is the type on the sign.
I don't usually paint type in my paintings because it stands out so much.
|Done. In keeping with how I wanted to approach this painting, I didn't o crazy and try and put in too many details. Instead I let my brush strokes do the talking along with the color.|
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