Jana Botkin | Cabin Art

A California Artist's Show-and-Tell

Oct 30 2010

A look at the process of painting

Published by at 2:46 am under Oil Paintings

First, the shapes get blocked in, scribbled, just a first coat of the thin color.

Next, another of paint gets added to the background with more attention paid to the correct colors and textures. This only has the far hills covered – my attention span seems a bit limited here!

Now I am seriously out of order. For some reason, I felt “led” to do the foreground details. It’s my painting and I’ll do it the way I want! Besides, I ¬†intend to detail this particular painting right to the very edge of photographic realism. Do I have the skill? ¬†That remains to be seen, because lately I haven’t pushed a painting to that degree. This brings me to my next subject – style!

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