Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


JAHC Gallery Show 6th of 11 paintings

Each of us had 10 or 11 paintings in the March exhibit.

We culled many from our first once-over before we hung the show.
We were going to try the "less is more" approach. (By the way, it worked!)

This painting, Fiat II, is the large one inspired by Fiat, 8 x 6 inches (see last week's post). 
Since I did take some process/progress photos, I will post them for those who may be interested.

1st sketch with graphite, ~ 9 x 5 inches
Underneath this in my sketchbook I have written, 
"The most important thing is the thing most easily forgotten." 

 ... unfortunately, I didn't record who said it.

This board  is actually a cradled support (made by my husband xoxoxo).
It is 48 x 24 inches! ... there will be no frame.
I sketched a bit of a grid and the first lines in white pastel pencil.

The following are progress shots of what happened during the painting of this painting.

Fiat II    Oil on wood panel    48 x 24 inches

- detail -

This painting was the last one that I finished for the show. 

It was very hard to get a good photo of it, so there is kind of glare at the top ... so I may try again when I can take it outside.

We take the show down tomorrow, but I will keep posting the rest of the paintings that I had there.
Thank you so much for viewing my art!


Chris Lally said...

What a treat! Love your in progress shots! I've taken some really stinky photos lately. If yours are bad, though, I can only imagine how much MORE beautiful this painting is. Very creative, too. Bet it is a hit at the show, Teri!
Keep those paintings comin'!

Teri said...

Yes, I heard some good comments about this painting. I have it home now and am kind of itching to get back in it and continue painting on it. This MUST be something painters do ... go back into a painting even after it has shown!?!? I know, I may ruin it, but it is only paint, right?
Thank you so much for your sweet comment and btw, I have NOT noticed "stinky" photos on your blog!