Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Its Wednesday again! Today I am thankful for so many things. At the top of my mind is how thankful I am for The Smartest Artist Blog and what I think of as 'Whats Up Wednesdays.' This past week I've been cracking away at a project- it doesn't look like much yet, (but frequently things don't in the beginning and when they 8do sometimes they don't live up to the hype in my head.) The project is a comission for a local client here in White Salmon, Washington. His home features a lot of olive greens and maroons. I'm currently working on a model of he piece that what finished will measure 24" by 96".

I've been updating my facbook page (www.facebook.com/NWbySE) with photos of this project from the beginning- if you haven't been following along heres a quick recap:

This is the drawing I'm working from. 

Color testing to find the perfect maroon. 

My work station for the project in my studio. 
The model is 1/2 scale and is to color test varnishes and color schemes.

I just finished drawing in the lines for my geometric shapes and have started painting them white before painting the shapes in. This will allow me to fine tune the color pallet I'll be working with on the larger piece. It would be awful to get the full scale work done and fine that the under painting doesn't jive with the varnish. My goal is that by next week I'll have the full scale piece assembled and ready to paint! Which shouldn't be too hard since I'll have some extra hands in the studio, my fantastic mother is coming to visit! I'll be sure to feature her in my post next week. Until then- happy painting! 


  1. I am really liking how this is turning out so far. That maroon is such a beautiful colour.

  2. Totally cool to see your work process!