Flat Out Under Pressure 2018

Here we go again!  24 hours to create a painting and turn it in to MAC for a juried show.  This year I decided to go with a beach theme.  I had two 24×30 canvases stamped and began work on two paintings simultaneously on Friday morning at 9:00am.  I had one palette and was using the same colors on both paintings, one a seascape of a storm over Otter Island across the bay from Edisto Island.  The other painting is of oyster shells, one of my favorites to eat! Here is the process in stages…




My studio mates who also painted for the FOUP contest

My set up at 9:00am


First step is to prime the canvas with an orange-ish wash. Then create a simple sketch with Alizarin Crimson.

Then I added the darker darks and created the “drips” by thinning the paint with a lot of medium.

Next step was to begin to add the different hues and values.

And more paint…

The finishing touches were added with the lightest hues and values. I also flicked a little paint all over to create the illusion of water droplets.

A close up

Another detail

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