Started new painting so I decided to share my progression. This is from a photo from very talented photographer Jerry Winnett.
Initial photo and sketch
Sketch from photograph. Crop image aesthetically for better design on canvas. Transfer design to canvas.
After completing an initial sketch I transferred this image on a non-flexible board
Still laying bricks...I have never been this immersed in a painting. Thought this would be monotonous, but there is something therapeutic about building this structure brick by brick.
After all the sculpting, carving and sanding, painting begins. It feels like a coloring book because I have already worked out all the design and composition and I am filling in the colors. I can see why the adult coloring books are so therapeutic and relaxing