Just finished today: Ladder to Dad
This only took five and a half weeks, and it will be the biggest one in the show: 40 x 60 inches. It’s all oil on canvas. Some parts are thick with paint and some parts are flat, but I think I’m satisfied and I can move on.
I can move on and get back to work on all the other paintings and details for the show. Gosh, I’ve been so busy. And maybe spending so much time on one painting makes me feel like so many other things are passing me by, but that’s just silly thinking. Silly, silly thinking.
However, I have at least three more of these to do, and five more of the ones on wood. Think I can do that all before March? Plus the movie? Plus the rest of the watercolors?
Anyway, I thought I would post progression shots of the above painting. Ready?
First I used a very, very thin acrylic wash as an undercoat.
Oil paint goes on top of all of it.
Then I render things with a tiny brush so it’s a bit more detailed.
This is the undercoat for the sky, which is a toxic oil mixture that gives me a migraine.
This is the last thing I did to it before I scratched the lines in the sky. I covered it in oil paint and semi-blended a blue and lavender sky.
Here’s the finished painting again so you don’t have to scroll up to see it.
That’s it for today. I napped for an hour afterward.