|"a tale of prejudice and pride" (17"X15")|
i had a pretty good start on the painting of "behold, the mule man cometh," but i hadn't posted any of it. the process is pretty similar to those figure paintings of the past. i laid down an initial light value wash with flesh tones and some manganese blue and then started carving out the facial shadows and features. the last few paintings have had a more abstract approach to the background but in this one i decided to add a more representational background: a sky with clouds and the landscape around the anza-borrego of the santa rosa's and desert. at the point i finished painting yesterday i decided that i needed a splash of (unexpected) color or two and haven't really figured out just what to do, but the barrier in front of the figure or his hat (or both) might be deserving locations.....we'll see.
|"behold, the mule man cometh!" not finished but getting there|
|"bosslady kay takes a breather" (15"X21")|