A Sad Time.
I heard some sad news while I was finishing "The White Church" painting.
|Traveler Gary Richardson and pal Tim|
|I think Tim liked Gay's photos as much as the walks.|
Gary's big white dog Tim was always a favorite of mine to look at while perusing Gary's photo albums.
|Good boy Tim|
|Gary's photo I asked to paint.|
Tim is in our thoughts. God speed Tim.
|The rough oil sketch for the painting. Gary's wonderful photo didn't leave me much to change in the translation to a painting. The placement of Tim was in a perfect golden rectangle spot.|
|The palette of colors I used to start this painting. This is where my paintings take form.|
If the colors don't work together on my palette they won't work on the canvas.
|I was painting this painting in front of my class I teach, so I didn't get as many photos as I usually do.I did start with my darkest colors. I placed them warm in front and cool darks in the background.|
|The blues are being added and some of the heather is starting to be added along |
with putting in the greens
|The sky was the next step. Keeping it from jumping out too much from the land was a challenge, |
but I painted it very loose in keeping it in the style of the land.
|Done! There were a lot of little things to take care of from the last step. Like putting in a few details on Tim and painting in the lighter colors in the heather.|
|Gary and his new walking mate Cleo.|