6. With the
addition of the figures the room is starting to come together. I have a better
understanding of how I want to treat the paint as I move forward. Even at this stage I am still thinking about
larger areas of color and I’m not looking for any finishing touches.
The central figure is more developed, I’ve built
up more layers on the wall, and the floor has more detail. With many of these passages I’ve allowed the
layers to dry and I’ve worked over to bring further depth and subtle
modulations in the color. Another note
about my process is paint application.
I’m not one to use only brushes because it is about just that: paint application not just brushwork. Incorporated into my
repertoire are many things: fingers, paper towels, rags, palette knives,
q-tips, cardboard, along with a variety of brushes including bristle, synthetic,
sable, cheap house varieties, and whatever else I feel will create a desired
effect. In this case I have put up some masking tape on the dried canvas to
create different edges, from crisp to soft to lost.