Thursday, January 2, 2014

Study for a Large Abstract

I have a commission to a large abstract for a mid-century modern home in Pasadena. The final size for the piece is 60" x 80". In order to accomplish this, I had to come up with a logical work plan. The first step was to do a series of small 5" x 7" studies, of which I selected one to develop further. 

This painting is the 11.5" x 14" detailed study that I will use to guide the final painting. It is done on a piece of 300 lb. Canson cold press watercolor paper. I coated it with gesso and painted it with acrylic, using brushes, a palette knife, and my fingers to get the texture I liked. I added line work with pencil and pastel, and stenciled some copy with a fine point pencil.

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