Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Storm Building

Here is a painting's progression from drawing to almost complete.

Katherine Kean, Gathering Point, drawing, Hawaii, clouds, ocean, storm clouds


I took advantage of under-painting as a time to simplify shapes.




With each additional layer I've refined the color, making the grays with blue/green over painting. It can be difficult to see from this small image, but there is still a lot of under-painting showing through at this stage.


Almost done - I'll still be going in to add the smallest details.

original oil painting, dark gray, clouds, waves, surf, beach, ocean, storm, black lava beach, atmospheric, mood
Gathering Point 24 x 30" oil on linen
©2010 Katherine Kean

1 comment:

Jean Spitzer said...

I keep coming back to look at this progression. Thanks for posting it.