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January 26, 2010

Step by Step Painting

Its always interesting to look at different stages of a painting. Of course, each painter will have their own process, but this is fairly typical of mine. I always try to take photographs of the different steps, but sometimes I get sucked into the painting and forget.

The first photograph has only fairly thin acrylic, it is my rough "drawing" stage. Then from the second photograph onwards I am in oils.

 Step by step of Sunset and snow, rue des Eaux-Vives

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January 25, 2010

Snow and Sunset on the street

On our way home the other day after a movie I snapped a pic of this and painted it this past week in my studio. I declared it finished early - I have a problem with overworking paintings (and I know I'm not alone in this ;-)

oil on canvas - 54 x 65 cm

January 19, 2010

Looking down into the Park - Final version & detail

Parc Cottier

oil in canvas - 50 cm x 50 cm  - 2010


Looking down into the park

I'm in the last stages of this painting, probably one more session to define and anchor the figure at bottom right, it is actually a woman carrying a baby going towards the fountain.

The view is from above looking down into a little park from a window in the gallery where I had my exhibition in June.

The photograph is not the best, the glare makes the painting look more out of focus than it is.

Oil on canvas 50 x 50 cm

January 13, 2010

Sunset out my back window

I am more or less satisfied with this one now, but it was resisting. I enjoyed doing it. I love these post sunset scenes with a little artificial light thrown in.

Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm - 2010

January 4, 2010

Rooftop window - Carouge

I just photographed this painting of a rooftop window typical of the houses around here. It was painted a while ago at the end of summer.

Acrylic on canvas 40 x 50 cm - 2009

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January 2, 2010

Lake front Geneva

View of the lake front in Geneva after sunset with the old town on the far shore topped by St. Pierre Cathedral.

Oil on canvas - 70 x 50 cm - 2009