I’ve been trying not to post, lately, too many photos of the large painting I’ve been working on for the past few years. I’m in the final stages of refining and correcting now, and differences in the overall painting are hard to see on a screen and to a general audience. I’m afraid I’ve been boring, posting about this one painting so often. So I’ve tried to hold back in hopes of sharing an image of it finished.
But ... 😂 ...
I want to put the Christmas tree on the wall where I have been painting this painting. So I moved the painting to the wall opposite. In the 2 years I’ve been painting this, I’ve never moved it to work on it in another light. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. I don’t know why!
I prefer not to work in direct light. I find the challenge of making colors luminous in darker light (without making them garish) an ambition worth pursuing. If done right, the colors will “float” on the canvas when lit in certain light.
But when I moved this canvas to the other side of the room under direct light, the effect was incredible! All those hours, days, months, years of layering faint, thin glaze over thin glaze, seeing such slow progress, are finally paying off! Those colors! ❤️
Of course, this painting is not finished. I’m now working from right to left back over the painting, fixing, correcting, balancing out the colors and contrasts. But I had to share this because I think this is a difference you can see!
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