Painting Progression: Vienna Old Reflected in the New

Painting Progression Vienna #1

Initial design on Canvas

Continue underpainting

Continue underpainting

Start applying reflected images

Start applying reflected images

Added all the reflected sky

Added all the reflected sky

Trying to finish this painting for the Art Studio Tour. Big undertaking since it is so detailed.

Trying to finish this painting for the Art Studio Tour. Big undertaking since it is so detailed.

Finally finished! Can’t believe this took me so long to finish. i loved getting lost in all the distortions on the reflected glass.

Finally finished! Can’t believe this took me so long to finish. i loved getting lost in all the distortions on the reflected glass.

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
Think I am finished. I will hang and look at it for a time before the show

Think I am finished. I will hang and look at it for a time before the show

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.