Laying out a painting

As mentioned before I seem to have a lot of commissions on at the moment and this is one of them. Commissions can be quite scary I think. Just painting on a large canvas and the investment involved can be bad enough when you have been painting quite small for a while! Anyway, I have pretty much finished the first one, which I would post but I haven’t managed to get a good photo of it. So, I thought I would post the stages that I go through when laying out a painting. Already I can see I need to lift the right hand side of the painting, so it’s definitely worth taking photos .. you can see a lot more this way. I am quite pleased with the start though. I will post more as I go along.

For those of you that were interested in my give away… all I can say is huge apologies..but the little painting I had earmarked got sold (I can’t pass up the money at the moment!)… so I am afraid we will have to wait a while until I have time to do another one… but I haven’t forgotten, honest!


8 thoughts on “Laying out a painting

  1. I love seeing how other artists lay out their paintings. Thanks for posting your process. It looks like you're off to a wonderful start. May I ask what color you used for the underpainting?

  2. Hi Janelle, I usually use Burnt Sienna, but I know there are lots of different Burnt Sienna's… it all depends on if I know what I want the end result to be! Sometimes I use a purple (ultramarine and a crimson of some sort).

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