My Art in the Mak­ing

International Artist - - Artistic Elements: Part 5 -

Port­sea Sum­mer

STAGE 1

This stage is all about plac­ing in the ma­jor shapes; that’s why I like to sim­plify and only get the nec­es­sary shapes down first.

STAGE 2

With this stage, I’m look­ing for ways to tie the three planes to­gether: back­ground, mid-dis­tance and fore­ground.

STAGE 3

The trick­i­est part of this paint­ing is the posts and shapes in the right-hand fore­ground area. I like to try to in­cor­po­rate tri­an­gu­lar shapes into my paint­ing if it’s pos­si­ble; no­tice the shadow ar­eas of the steps.

STAGE 4

Fi­nal Paint­ing Port­sea Sum­mer Aus­tralia, oil, 12 x 10" (30 x 25 cm)

Most of the hard work has been done; I’m now able to judge which edge to soften or strengthen, and by do­ing this I’m able to di­rect the viewer to the most in­ter­est­ing shapes.

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