Acrylic on Claybord
8″ x 10″
Before I start a large personal project I like to do a quick study or 2 so I can look at colour and texture ideas before cutting loose on the canvas. Most of these studies I now do in Photoshop using the Intuos tablet and I am able to explore dozens of ideas in a single sitting. Prior to having this technology available I would have to do this on smaller boards using the airbrush. A single study would usually take me a few hours and I would take them as far as I needed until I felt I had gone far enough. This was an old study I had done on a small board for a painting concept I haven’t completed yet. It is one I still plan on revisiting after shooting some new reference photos and adding many more figures and flowers throughout the scene.