The initial canvases - 45X65 and 40X70
I decided to work on both painting simultaneously and to bring them both along at a similar rate. I arrived at this decision largely because the paintings are too big for my studio ceiling and the way I have my studio laid out (i.e. there's too much stuff in it). Well, there's just not room to work comfortably in there on something this size. So, I needed to haul all my painting gear to the garage and therefore getting both done at the same time seemed to make sense.
I consciously chose very different subjects, compositions and dramatically different color plans to keep the paintings very fresh and unique from each other.
I also treated one of the canvases with an extra thick coast of gesso primer, just as a bit of an experiment, it was interesting to see how the paint responded differently on each, and I think I can see a difference in the final pieces because of this. Though after the first layer of 'real' paint their was little difference in the application.
Not sure what I'm doing here, measuring, conducting?...
In action putting in the background color.
The paintings progressing nicely.
Sunflowers lemons and bread
Acrylic on canvas 40X70.
Lilies tangerines & lemons on red
Acrylic on canvas 65X45.