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How I create my paintings

Updated: Feb 6

My Process.... My process is to go on location and take photos and sketches.  These I take back to my studio and begin the work of simplifying and eliminating.  How can I still be true to the location but remove all extraneous elements? Sometimes I rework several sketches in order to come up with the final design. I find working in charcoal for my sketches allows me to remove and add elements and keep the smooth flow of the lines. Next, I generally do a smaller colour study painting and work out any other compositional problems.  Finally Step 5. is the final painting.  Here I decided to reverse the image as I felt it would flow better from bottom left to upper right.   Below is the process with the actual images.


"Art is the beginning of vision into the realm 

of eternal life"

Lawren Harris

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