October Surprise

The surprise is that I’m actually attending to my blog. :) Hope you are well, happy reader, (all one of you) and that the year is heading toward ending on a high note for you.

As you know, I’ve been taking some painting classes at the local Watkins College of Art and Design and I’ve been enjoying it quite a bit. I will post some of the images I’ve created so far in the next blog post.

I thought it might be interesting to some to see a recent painting/sketch I did from start to finish. I use the word “sketch” because I’m not sure I would say this painting is fully realized as it turned out to be more of an exercise. That’s not to say I don’t like it or don’t think it’s successful to a degree, but I do think I’ve exhausted my options with this particular piece. I think I got a little carried away with the graphite toward the finishing stages although my opinion changes from time to time on that point. I do like the colors, the “action” and even my feeble attempt at allegory, but I won’t bother with all that now. I just wanted to share the stages that went into this particular piece. I always enjoy seeing someone’s work as they’re doing it; it’s nice to sort of travel the same road in some small way. I think it gives a little insight into the creative process. At any rate, here we go…Fox-in-the-henhouse_stage_1 Fox-in-the-henhouse_stage_2 Fox-in-the-henhouse_stage_3 Fox-in-the-henhouse_stage_4

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