Sunday, January 9, 2011

A demonstration painting at Upstairs Studio

Friday was art opening day in Anchorage, and my first opening at Upstairs Studio, where I now have studio space. (Click here for more details about this new development, I'm very excited about it!)

I celebrated the occasion by doing a painting in the gallery. I love doing demos because people are always interested, and this was no exception. Lots of people stopped to visit with me, and I got to introduce folks to what I do and how I do it. Many thanks to fellow artist Erin Osinkosky for taking this photo and the one of my hand below!

For those of you who couldn't make it, below are some photos of the work in progress.

This is what the painting looked like at the end of the evening. I'm not saying it's done, exactly, but it's pretty close.

Sometimes fingers are good brushes.

This is the first color pass.

Before the color goes on, I often do a monochrome underpainting.

Here is the first stage, the initial sketch where the basic composition takes form.

I may do another demonstration painting at the next First Friday, please come by if you can.


Linda Popple said...

I enjoyed seeing your process. I like the painting - great composition. Well done!

Karen said...

I always love to get a peek at the construction of your paintings! And I always admire what looks like, from the outside anyway, a calm and orderly approach. :)
The new studio space sounds cool, and congrats on the new classes coming up...those should be wonderful for you as well as your lucky students.

Kay said...

Nce job..congrats on your new space

GerardQuadro said...

Wow, I love your demo piece. Your colors are spot on, I'm sure your Munsell Color Theory training is helping! Your new studio space looks perfect for you and I am so happy that you have found this group of talented artists to work with. You are so good at these demos, I'm sure you will be teaching more one day. Thanks for sharing this with me. Brava! Carin

Marian Fortunati said...

Nicely done!!
Love the step by step as well.