Monday, July 25, 2016
Progress of 'Walk A Mile' day 1
The size of this painting is 12 x 12" and includes a Norman Rockwell painting 'The Problem We All Live With', a grandmother and her two twin grandsons viewing the painting.
Because it's important to me to render Rockwell's painting accurately, I grid my reference photograph and transfer the guidelines onto my panel. I've painted my panel with a ground black, although it doesn't look as black on this photo, using a grey colored pencil to sketch out the main lines.
I work from the top left to right mainly to keep it neat - sometimes my tired painting hand (right) has to lean on the panel and I don't want it to smudge.