Sculptural Painting Progression Clock Tower

 Sketch from sketchbook transferred to canvas

Sketch from sketchbook transferred to canvas

 Finalized lines with underpainting

Finalized lines with underpainting

 Began applying modeling paste in layers

Began applying modeling paste in layers

 Continuing modeling paste layering

Continuing modeling paste layering

 Finished layering modeling paste and completed underpainting

Finished layering modeling paste and completed underpainting

 Started background painting.

Started background painting.

 Continued painting background. Added ghosted image of current clock tower in background

Continued painting background. Added ghosted image of current clock tower in background

 Started painting some foreground elements. Will swich to the background again later.

Started painting some foreground elements. Will swich to the background again later.

 Continuing to work forground and add color and shapes to background

Continuing to work forground and add color and shapes to background

 Nearing completion! Have really enjoyed the detail and histoy in this piece.

Nearing completion! Have really enjoyed the detail and histoy in this piece.

Sculptural Painting Clock Tower

Painting Progression Sculptural Painting of Tulips

After completing an initial sketch I transferred this image on a non-flexible board

 I am experimenting with different types of joint compound on a board as opposed to non-flexible modeling paste

I am experimenting with different types of joint compound on a board as opposed to non-flexible modeling paste

 Almost ready for painting.  Need to add more details and leaves after this layer is completely dry. I use two types of joint compound: one is very spongy and harder to sculpt; one is more the consistency of modeling paste. So far only minor cracking as it dries.

Almost ready for painting.  Need to add more details and leaves after this layer is completely dry. I use two types of joint compound: one is very spongy and harder to sculpt; one is more the consistency of modeling paste. So far only minor cracking as it dries.