June 14, 2012
I'm not sure how often I'll have the time or inclination to post on a blog, but for starters, here's a few images documenting a work in progress.
Sometimes with a larger piece, I start by doing a rough preliminary version. In this case it was important to do a sketch first because I was experimenting with introducing a color into the mix. This sketch is about 5"x6."
Here is the sketch with color. I tested a few blues and decided on Rapidograph pen ink because of its consistency. My goal in coloring the sky only was to capture the surreality I had felt at the moment; standing in the middle of Fifth avenue on a windy sunny day.
This early version of the larger painting shows how I put the large shapes in early and then brought everything up to a greater level of detail.
And a later version...