Friday, September 25, 2015

Grand Canyon studio piece (Part 3)

Here are a couple detail shots of progress so far.

There's a certain beauty in the energy and depth of a studio piece. Plein air pieces have a natural freshness and energy about them, due to the nature of their creation, but studio pieces have an energy all their own. I love coming back the next day and adding another layer. The layer below can still be a little tacky, creating textures and depth that you just can't find in an alla prima painting. It's easy to kill that energy by overworking a piece, though, so it's important to try and keep a balance. 

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