Painting Progression: Forgotten Tennessee

Started new painting so I decided to share my progression. This is from a photo from very talented photographer Jerry Winnett.

Forgotten Tennessee 1.jpg
After sketching design on canvas, started underpainting to establish composition and values. Next, modeling paste will be added to add texture to elements in the foreground

After sketching design on canvas, started underpainting to establish composition and values. Next, modeling paste will be added to add texture to elements in the foreground

Applied first layer of modeling paste. See you tomorrow!

Applied first layer of modeling paste. See you tomorrow!

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.