Here the painting is ready to begin.  Paper is stretched, and staples are covered with tape.  The figures and the aspen trunks are covered with masking fluid.  You can see how over the course of this process, the composition has changed based on design decisions that are occurring at each stage.

pre-painting stage
pre-painting stage

2 replies on “Anatomy of a Commission- Part 5

  1. I had no idea of the time and planning that goes into making a wonderful painting. The process of research to forming an idea to painting seems daunting!

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