This painting started off as a demo painting for the Ellis County Art Association last night. I had a great time painting and talking with the artists there, but, despite my best efforts to paint as fast as I could, I didn't have enough time to finish this painting. In fact, I would say in the hour I painted last night I made it to only about the block-in stage. Nothing had any detail to it and a few areas had some drawing mistakes that would need to be corrected. Since I was happy with the start I had made, I decided today I would take the painting into the studio and finished it off. Here's what the painting looked like at the end of the demo:
You can see at this stage most of the painting is still pretty rough. When I started working on the painting again today, the first thing I did was take my palette knife and scrape off any of the thick paint on the roof of the taller barn since this was one area I wanted to work on the most and I didn't want the old paint interfering. I also scraped off a bit of the thicker paint on the snow for the same reason.
Winter Tracks ©
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Size: 9x12 inches on canvas panel.
Medium: Original Oil Painting
Signed on front. Signed and dated on back.landscape | oil painting | Step by Step | winter