Thursday, December 11, 2008

painting a picture of a picture

My friend Michael took a picture this past summer. It looks like this:

I liked it and thought it would probably make a nice painting if I could muster up the time and energy to attempt it. Finding a nice 18"x24" canvas just sitting around (in a store, waiting to be bought...) I scratched out a representation in charcoal.

A day or two later, I attacked it with the paints. I used broad tones as a sort of underpainting, but it was a pretty thick underlayer.

Last night, I started putting more detail into it. It's not finished yet, and it's not a true representation of the photograph, but I like it so far. I think it captures the mood of the original photo in a different way.

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