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2/18/10- Here is the phase of the painting where I could absolutely go out for a cup of coffee and not return! The glazes....the middle stage of the painting. Transparent and semi-transparent colors over the underpainting -- Thalo Blue and Green, Cadmium Yellow, Prussian Blue, Rose Red -- background: Permalba White, Ochre and Payne's Grey. Stay tuned!
"CANCION DEL SOL" - 30"x60" Underpainting - New Work in Progress - Original Oil on Belgian Linen. Have had this large painting in mind and heart for about five years now, and I am very excited to have gotten it down on canvas this week. Now I have two large format pieces in the works, with two more that I plan to "block" in this weekend. What I love about putting down several underpaintings at a time is that each morning when I "bounce" through that door toward the easel, I just choose whichever one excites me that day. Eventually it all gets done.....large canvases are as delightful as a big, heavy book one cannot stop reading -- it is even a little sad on the day of completion!