People are often surprised to discover that my finished paintings are actually hand painted original oil paintings. On closer inspection the texture and the brushwork of the painting are in fact visible, but not immediately obvious. Furthermore, online images can seldom successfully convey the finer nuances of an artwork. To compensate for this, I like to share a little of what goes on behind the scenes. Painting progress snapshots are a way for me to share glimpses of the creative process and reveal certain layers beneath the finished painting.
Using thinned oil paint to block in the rough colour underpainting.
Working on the form of the cellist with her cello.
Cellist starting to come to life…
and now much nicer with modified scroll and peg box.
The basic groundwork almost complete.
Enhancing depth and form with subsequent layering.
and now for the final result!