STUDIO: A New Painting in Progress, Part 3

“The War You Will Always Have With You” starts to darken

One of the mottoes Michele Bledsoe and I share in the studio is “Darker than you think.” It’s a reminder to push the painting further, to increase the intensity of contrast. The highlights are brighter when interacting with a truly rich darkness which takes a long time to build up.

Here I have begun leading my newest painting into the darkness. First the background, then the body. The initial colors laid down are just a base coat, a foundation to work off of as I create multiple layers of interacting colors.

“Painting is the medium of self-discovery. It engages the person fully with a process of action, emotion, thought and vision, revealing all of these with intimate and unforgiving breadth and detail.”

The Stuckism Manifesto

Earlier Installments:

A New Painting in Progress, Part 1

A New Painting in Progress, Part 2

Starting the Mane



10 thoughts on “STUDIO: A New Painting in Progress, Part 3

  1. I don’t know why this popped into my head, but did you know that there are left handed and right handed doors?

  2. Open a door any door and stand with your back against the frame where the hinges are. If the door is to your left it’s a left handed door and of course right is right. That’s how it fits into the frame and all the hardware works. If for some odd reason you have to get a new door it’s important. Why I thought of all of this who knows.

  3. I am amazed you can come up with creative ideas like this. Even moreso you can explain them. This is a great painting…it says a lot. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I don’t think we are. I just get to the point I have to say put the new ideas brewing into the next painting, and get the current one to a stopping point.

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