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Autumn's Wake (process) 30x40"

"Autumn's Wake" 30x40" Oil

So much painting has been going on in my studio, but not much time to post about it all as I'm prepping for two shows in a matter of days. This one piece in particular I felt was worth sharing as I took care to take process pictures along the way. It was inspired by a plein air piece I painted last October on a beautiful day on Sauvie Island, OR. (my favorite place to paint). The geese were everywhere and the colors were soft and dreamy.

Starting out with an underpainting of transparent earth red, I work the values into the underpainting.

I tend to work the farthest distance areas first so that they are
layered behind all the subsequent brushstrokes. The sky takes shape.

Working in the trees and some of the foreground grasses.

I can't wait to work the water in this piece. One of my favorite parts is the 
reflections and relationships water has with the sky and shore.

All done!  This piece will be unveiled at Caswell Gallery in Troutdale on Friday, February 7th.

5 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Thanks for sharing your talent!

Celeste Bergin said...

Beautiful painting, Brenda...very fun to see the progress shots

Brenda Boylan said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Always a pleasure to share.

Hey Celeste, Thanks and it's always fun to see how artists go about making their art...all the steps and such. Great to see you the other day too at O'Connors!

Jenny Short said...

It is great to see your process. I enjoy seeing your details. Success with your show. xo Jenny

Brenda Boylan said...

Thanks Jenny, I too like to see process photos as I can learn so much from how a piece is created.

I forgot to mention my show dates in this post. If any of you care to attend, my show dates and times are listed in the bar to the right--->