Wednesday, March 14, 2012

the last 20%

Several times during the painting of a new scene, I put a mat around my work to cut out all the marks that will not show when it is framed. I'm about 80% done with this one. The shape of the foreground water needs correcting, the lichens are only indicated....basically the right side needs resolution. The little color study I did prior to starting this larger work is a big help in deciding not only color but also keeps me on track from getting too immersed in detail.


  1. Truly amazing, Barbara. This is SO much the northwest that I remember growing up. Your sense of color, shape, value, then detail is truly remarkable.

  2. Thanks for showing your progress, Barbara. It's helpful and inspiring to see how you create a new painting!

  3. It is lovely to follow your blog and see how your works progress. Lovely!!!!