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Well, like I said, I didn't take very many process photos. But I worked quickly on this, capturing this pretty lady in fresh colorful brushstrokes. It's hard to remember to stop and take a picture when you're in the zone. ;-)
Time for some golds and warmer tones.
©Kate in the Studio 2015
Once the acrylic medium is dry, I start in with the backgruond and some highlights in oil.
I can't resist painting cows. They are so curious. And those eyes!
I start with a quick chalk pastel drawing on gessoed panel. As I usually do, I chose burnt sienna. Then I sealed the drawing with clear acrylic medium.
The creative process is messy and often uncertain. Each time I begin a painting, I have a mental picture of the way I want it to turn out. Sometimes it looks just as I hoped it would;
at other times, I feel like a bystander wondering where it will go. But as I've gotten older,
I've learned to enjoy the ride, and am usually happy with whatever I paint, even if it
bears no resemblance to my initial vision.
I didn't take quite as many process photos as I should have, but you can still watch it unfold.