Wednesday, 4 March 2009


You may remember some posts ago I mentioned the plan to create a body of work for the local riverside pub THE RISING SUN. Here is the second oil painting I am glad to say I have now completed. Thought you might like to see the different stages.

stage 1 - blocking in on warm underbase
stage 2 -creating colours and reflections
stage 3 - adding Eqyptian Geese
Completed after adding tone, treeline and detail
Just as a reminder here is a photo in my artroom of the two oil paintings together. The square is 16 inches and the landscape 24 x 12 inches, both painted with Michael Harding lovely pliable oil paints on box canvases.
Had a meeting with Sally today and we have agreed to have the work hanging for Easter Weekend, so I have quite a lot to do by then. Don't expect too much blog activity please!


Margaret Ann said...

Thanks for sharing the various step...I find that very fascinating...The two piece look smashing together! :) Well done! :)

Anita said...

Always interesting to see another artist's methods of working - no exception here. This series is going to be very nice.

RHCarpenter said...

I like seeing the step-by-step to show me how you did it. Is the color a pink wash? It looks almost fairy tale-like because of the coloring :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Pleased you like the stages being posted - I too like to know how other artists go about creating their work .
Rhonda - The pink is a layer of acrylic onto the primed canvas to help give a glow to the final painting in oils .

Robert A Vollrath said...

Have you ever painted oil on copper?
I'm doing a cover for one of my Graphic Novels using oil on copper.

Stunning effect.

MANPOLO said...

thanks for sharing.

Claudia said...

Fabulous, Joan! And thank you for sharing the various stages of the painting, this is very interesting!

debwardart said...

It's always interesting to do the same painting a couple of different ways, isn't it?
Haven't blogged for a couple days and almost missed your visit to the Norwich Castle Museum! How wonderful to live in the middle of all that history. Just saw "Mary, Queen of Scots" on A&E channel here - English history always intrigues me!
Good luck on your upcoming show; you will be busy getting ready for it, for sure. Looking forward to hearing all about it.