First post, maybe last post

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...