Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Pod Series #3

I've been painting a couple more pieces in my pod series. This one has been sitting on my easel for a few weeks without me wanting to make any changes, so I think it's done. I really like the fading in and out quality of this one.

I've been following the advice from William Park's workshop. I didn't start these with thumbnail sketches or value studies, instead I let the painting evolve as I go, adding layers and layers and changing composition and value as the painting develops. These are large 30"x40" canvases so lots of room for changes. I love seeing where it ends up.



And a couple close-ups:


I keep meaning to photograph it along the way to show the many changes it goes through, but then I get excited about painting and forget all about the photography. I did get some steps on the next one. When I finish it, I'll post them.



8 comments:

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful painting, Robin. Love the colors, love the effect of the layers...love everything about it! It sure would look nice on my wall. :)

tory said...

Extraordinary!!! Incredible skill, I want to look and look at them.

jude said...

pods. very dot. i like these.

Paula McNamee said...

Your pod series is wonderful- I love the abstract, foggy look of this piece and the colors melt together.

Cindy O'Leary said...

Uh, have I told you that I have a pod fetish? Not to mention that I have a couple of blank walls that are just waiting for the 'right thing' to come along. Hmmmmm....

LOVE these--you're such an inspiration to me. xoxoxo
ps--is it October yet??

threadspider said...

I LOVE this painting Robin.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Amazing, I want to hear more about the process, looks like washes? like the drips and color so much light. Great work

Robin Olsen said...

Thanks for all the nice comments about the painting! I'll go into more detail on the process with the next one I post. I took a few process photos along the way, so that might help show how they evolve. It's in the final stages, so it won't be long.