painting in progress

This week has been characterised by the mini-grip of a virus, so there will be lots of visuals (no virals) in this post. Little consistency of image size by the look of it, but hey, viruses are not tidy. And I won!

Philippa Robert, Australia, acrylic on canvas
100x100cm
Philippa Robert, Australia, acrylic on canvas
100x100cm
Philippa Robert, Australia, acrylic on canvas
100x100cm
Philippa Robert, Australia, acrylic on canvas
100x100cm
Philippa Robert, Australia, acrylic on canvas
100x100cm

Philippa Robert, Australia, acrylic on canvas

This picture has had quite a few sessions. The underpainting is only just winking through in parts. But still more to do on the foam on lower left quarter. Time to rest it for a week. Another one waits. Back to my comfort zone, size-wise at least.

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13 thoughts on “painting in progress

  1. Fantastic process series – I learn a lot from these, thank you. The final (well, apart from the foam that you mentioned) is brilliant, awesome – you are some skilled painter…

  2. fabulous work Philippa! I really like what you’re doing – and your generosity in sharing the process via work in progress pics.
    Glad to hear you’re the winner in the virus contest – they’re no fun at all.
    xx

    1. What nice comments, thank you grackleandsun! Underpainting in a contrasting colour makes the colour on top brighten up – if there are little bits still showing. glad you like the back-story! I will check out your blog!

    1. I am trying to reduce waves to abstract shapes. So for this one I painted some shapes and lines to block in the main areas first, using contrasting colours where I wanted the focus to be. Building up the wave over the top then becomes a process of trying to understand the look of it from a photo and painting it in fairly realistic colour and tone but not too detailed. I like to find a balance between looking real and having a free flowing effect. In this painting, the actual colour of the wave was a bit mucous-like I realised along the way – and changed it! thanks for your question.

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