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Anatomy of a Painting

This is a series of steps taken on the path to the creation of a new painting.  Sometimes they’re easy, sometimes I stumble but I hope persistence will pay off and lead to a painting I’m happy with.

The Start:  The dreaded blank canvas with a light pencil sketch of the general areas of the painting.

Blocking:  Broad areas of light colour are mapped out to assess space and balance.  

Filling Spaces:  Top of painting fully blocked awaiting detail later.  The Village and trees takes shape.

The Rocks:  Overlooking the village and streams are filled in. Tree cut back. Decisions now have to be made.

Decision Time:  The dominating tree has to go.  Waterfall takes over.  New rock on the right.