While working on paintings for my show, I knew I wanted a few bigger ones, along with a good selection of small pieces.
See all 46 paintings in person:
Exhibit dates: Dec. 1, 2014 - Feb. 2, 2015
9770 Gayton Rd, Henrico, VA 23238
I started with this study:
10x20, oil on canvas
View of the Nickel Bridge over the James River from Riverside Drive
I really enjoyed the process of painting the small one, especially the sky and the foreground trees. Getting the bridge at the right angle and in a straight line was tricky. As the last bits of the smaller painting were coming together I got an itch to turn it into a larger painting.
Enter the 4 foot canvas:
Above is the under-painting in alizarin and burnt umber.
I need to invest in a "big girl" easel, instead of spending so much time playing with wing nuts and levels on these tripod easels.
First step: the sky
Not pictured: The step when I added the foreground trees and the 3-4 times I repainted them and the middle ground/river/Nickel Bridge.
"Echoes of Mercy"
24x48, oil on canvas
View of Richmond's Nickel Bridge over the James River from Riverside Drive.
It was a challenge to get this painting properly exposed in a photograph. I might tweak the levels a bit more and repost later... Really, you gotta go see it in person. ;) It will be available at For Art's Sake Gallery during December 2014-January 2015.