View Full Version : Autumn Glory I - a work in progress

08-07-2014, 03:56 AM
Okay, now this is the far left painting of my triptych "Autumn Glory" - I've finished the middle and far right piece. Each are 40" x 22" and will be on canvas wrap. I'll be hand brushing and impasto embellishment on each giclee when they arrive.
Below, I show how I start off with my initial sketch using pencils on a single layer. Then I move that layer to the top, while I work on another layer that will be on the very bottom, using a thick impasto and add the various colors I want. I add another layer and start working on the dark maple tree trunks and their branches - this part is pretty time consuming.

Phase 1: The initial sketch

Phase 2: Impasto/base color layer

Phase 3: maple trees layer

Phase 3 (continued): maple tree branch detail

Phase 3 (continued): more maple tree branches

08-07-2014, 10:14 AM
Here's more work on the left-hand painting of my triptych "Autumn Glory" I'm laying in the color for the birch trees as well as starting on their details using my custom bark stencils -
(if you'd like those, feel free to grab those here: TREE BARK STENCILS (https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ddr8gfle6aslzv/StratoArt_Tree_Bark_pack_1.arpack))


08-07-2014, 03:47 PM
Now finished with the trunks of the birch trees and painting in more branches, boy! there's a lot! I've also thickened up some of the trunks of the maples. After this, I'll start adding in the foliage that will be in front of the trees.


08-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Very interesting to see your painting develop. Thank you for the bark stencils - I'm sure I will find them most useful.

08-07-2014, 11:22 PM
Not looking forward to fall however your sketch and painting is very inspiring.Enjoyed seeing your freedom in your lines. Bente:)

08-08-2014, 04:37 AM
Thank you!

We don't really have seasons here in Southern California. Well, scratch that... we have Summer and then we have Fire season. :p

08-08-2014, 12:03 PM
Here is more progress, where I'm refining the leaf work in the background.