Thursday, March 05, 2009
This is the initial under painting for Mt. Sinai. The under painting is like a skeleton structure that is developed before I begin to apply my thick impasto layers. Sometimes the under painting can be just as interesting as the final painting itself. It usually has fresh crisp line work and a rich pure color scheme, as I build up layers to complete the final painting it's hard to preserve the vivid originality of the sketch. In this case I like the deep colors and hard contrasting lines I've laid down and am hoping as I build up paint layers those colors hold true and the painting doesn't look too over worked.