My Art in the Making
Sorrento Coastline, Italy
STAGE 1 With every scene being different, it means every approach needs to be tailor-made for each individual painting. Before starting, I’m formulating how I’ll sculpt and mould the painting. I see this process as similar to doing a math equation, making sure that everything collates. STAGE 2 When it comes to this scene, the one thing I like to keep in mind is to analyse the different planes. This will educate me to what will be required to execute the painting. Notice the fact that the headlands, water and land areas are on very different planes.
STAGE 3 By the time I’m at this stage, I will have used my hog hair brush, mongoose brush and palette knife. This will ensure that I’ve got a variety of marks. STAGE 4 Final Stage Sorrento Coastline, Italy, oil, 12 x 9" (30 x 23 cm) Now is a good time to check how my paint surface is going, being oil paint I’m able to address any marks that might be of concern. I’m very careful that I don’t remove too many brush marks, as this could render my painting a little visually anaemic.