Friday, March 20, 2009

Sheldon, Vermont - Demonstration

Here's one I started at lunch today, and finished up this afternoon. I was asked if I'd show how I go about doing one of these small knife paintings, so I made a few pictures during the painting process. Please pardon the glare on the right side of most.

Below you'll see my 5" x 7" canvas board toned a nice bright red.


Next, you'll see my initial sketch done with raw umber and a palette knife.


Here I've painted in the sky.


In the next one, below, you'll see not much has changed other than adding a few hints of background foliage.


The silo has made it's appearance.



The buildings have now been painted.


Next is adding some color to the tree and ground. Pretty simple really.

9 comments:

Kim VanDerhoek said...

You make it look so easy!

Bill Guffey said...

Thanks Kim.

Candy Barr said...

Very nice Bill. Tres Vermont!

Love the virtual paint out idea too.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Candy. Thanks! Appreciate the visit.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks so much for the demo. I love seeing how other artists paint. Your bright toned canvas really adds so much to the finishd piece.

Bill Guffey said...

Hi Pam. I also like to see how other artists go about completing a painting. Thanks for the comments.

Mick Carney said...

First rate post Bill. I'm sure your many followers will learn from this and give it a go. It's on my list of things to try out.

Bill Guffey said...

It's evolved Mick. Still evolving as a matter of fact. ;)

iKan2 said...

Thanks for posting this step by step guide. I love this series of paintings. This helps to see how you approach a painting.