"Above Big Sur"
A step by step from study to studio painting
I decided to give you a wider view of what I'm working
on. In this step, about 3/4 of the way through, I have started
to add more paint and slowly build up areas working all
over the canvas. Working this way for me breaths life into
the whole, all at once, not a section at time which tends to
make a painting look stiff as if you were copying directly
from a photo. Of course, areas in the distance don't need
that much detail compared to the middle ground and fore-
ground areas. Color and value aren't much of a concern
since I established that during my block in, but minor
adjustments are made during this step. Also, edges at
this step are well thought out keeping most of my crisp
edges in the foreground.
Hint: I do not soften any distant edges, they are
left alone since painted rather loosley early on
in my block in.