Oil on Canvas
This painting is finally completed. I've been working on this one for several weeks, on and off. It is done in a tonalist style which requires an underpainting, and the numerous build-up of painting layers of opaque paint and transparent paint. Each layer needs to dry completely before the next is applied so that each color shows through.
This method of painting is new to me. I've been completely immersed in this process this year and plan to continue in this style. It's a process that seems to progress inch by inch. But I'm more pleased with the results than my previous painting style. I've learned to slow down and be more patient. Like the changing of the seasons, some things just can't be rushed.