Saturday, June 8, 2013

An Invitation ....

Binoculars #177 / View from Avery Point - Summer's Here!
36" x 36". Oil on Birch Panel. 2013. Copyright.
'Summer in Connecticut' show
Invitation Dates and Times to be Announced!
Speaking of Invitations!
Over the years, creating a studio painting has
become a rather private process for me.
I rarely show works in progress to anyone.
It is very much along the lines of keeping a private journal
where all the untold secrets and confessions are kept
which are fiercely protected and never meant to be shared ....
But, today I feel compelled to share a little with you!
So, I invite you into my studio to have a look at
my process of creating a studio painting.
Stage 1: Blocking in and having fun.
Stage 2: Building transparent and opaque layers.
Stage 3: Blocking in Composition and, darks and lights.
Stage 4: Blocking in Composition and, darks and lights cont'.
Stage 5: Refining form and, darks and lights.
Stage 6: Refining the values, forms,
and other compositional elements.

Stage 7: Refining highlights and compositional elements.
Stage 8: And Voila! Zee finishing touches!
Mind you, I can't divulge all of my secrets in one fell swoop,
however this gives you a basic idea of my painting process.
Please stay tuned for more what's new from the studio!
Cheers, ~ Polly ~


jeronimus said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your process.

Seip Fine Art said...

Thank you, Jeronimus!!