STAGES | New Headpiece

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Untitled, 4’x 4′ oil on canvas

I have briefly been working on this new headpiece… More progress photos to come!


STAGES | Sketch

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These are the first two stages of this larger format canvas (approx. 30″x 39″). I typically begin all of my paintings with a vine charcoal sketch, then introduce a dark layer of paint. While I enjoy seeing the drawn lines and oil together, I try not to get attached. Therefore, I smudge the sketch with mineral spirits.

But, because I can’t stand it, I’ll reintroduce drawing when I work on it next. One, to outline where I want to apply more paint, and two, to create variety. Charcoal and paint= hubba hubba.