Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lava Field Painting in Progress



Lava Field in progress 30 x 40" oil
© 2009 Katherine Kean
Here is the Lava Field painting, as I've been calling it, with the first layers of color over the warm underpainting. There is still plenty of red showing through. I'll leave as much as I can as I start working out the nuances. I don't imagine that "Lava Field" will be the final title. I've been calling it that as a working title because the foreground on the painting is showing a large area comprised of hardened lava that flows all the way to the beach from the eruption in the center of the island. The plume rising on the left side of the painting is made of steam coming from where the lava still flows into the sea. The clouds are made of steam colliding with an incoming storm.

I've barely started thinking about what the titles of this series might be. Any suggestions?

Related Post:

Warm Underpainting

6 comments:

mariannepost said...

Katherine: This is really powerful! As far as titles, there was a recent pastel site blog about that very subject. Maybe it will help.

Sorry I can't seem to get blogger to accept "the open in new window" code for this link.

Palmer said...

I love watching the progression on this. Very exciting!

Melissa said...

oooo, aaahhh! love it!

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Marianne, Palmer, and Melissa.

Marianne - thanks for the link in the comments! I did like the article about titles.

Shanna said...

Very dramatic! And I like watching your process.

Kim Bennett said...

Katherine. Like how this painting is developing. Applying a title your own work is a tough one. I am sure that something will come to you.