Lost In Fog

My current project is taking forever. Good for you if you have been reading along. I’m almost done.

Full size image – as of week 8
Full size image – as of week 8

Most of my painting sessions begin by me stumbling around in the fog. Generally I don’t know what I’m going to do when I start. My fogginess usually involves me pacing or going for a walk and thinking about what my next steps are. Of course my overall painting has a finished image in mind but how I get there is usually a foggy mystery.

I have been working on this large canvas for a while now. A down side of stretching a project out this long is that ideas and techniques change. My current method involves working on sections of the painting — but not to a finished state. I like to keep the painting at the same degree of finish for all areas.

For this project I realize I have actually been working in a circular pattern. I started in the top left and worked my way clockwise — more or less. Once the circle is complete I will start refining areas. Although my intentions are to never let an area become more polished or finished it does happen. When this happens I have to suppress the urge to jump back to a previous section and finish it in the same way— but no I have a process And I will stick to it.

This week almost all the main areas of the painting have been completed to a mostly done level. Now I can start jumping around and polishing and tweaking. The tweaking process begins.

Have a look at the following thumbnails. I have ordered them according to when they have been worked on.

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8

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