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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prairie Work In Progress

Deer Trail Through Wolf Willow
(in progress)
24 x 24" 
© Nicki Ault, 2011  

I am beginning a series of work based on some of the small prairie scenes I did in my "30 Paintings in 30 Days" project. This is the start of one. I don't usually do progress shots of my paintings, partly because I never think to take pictures as I go along and partly because I'm not sure my process/progress is that interesting. Anyhoo, I did take a few pictures as this prairie scene went along. At this first stage I am using acrylics to sort out the placement of things and to get the canvas covered with colour so no white peeks out later when I begin using oils. Really it's an underpainting of sorts.

2 comments:

-Don said...

I'm glad you're showing us your process/progress. I always find it interesting to see how other artists create.

I'm also excited to see that box full of 6x6's, because I know they will soon be new Nick Ault's...

Rock on!

-Don

Nicki said...

Hi Don,

I'm not sure my process is worthy of posting, but it is what it is. I'm glad you find it interesting. I do like it when other artists show their steps and stages.

I think you need the nickname "Hawkeye"... how do you see all the details that you do? Yup, those are 6x6 MDF boards I had cut at Home Depot, much to the dismay of the poor employee. I definitely gave him his challenge for the day!