There was a famous artist who when queried how he know when he was finished with painting, replied, “I’m never finished, I’m just done.”
And so I am officially done with the first Dome Temple painting and onto the next. You won’t see a lot of difference from the last photo posted of it. The dome is rounder, the finial is done, a reflective shadow is in there now and some wonderful subtleties of colors around the moon. Too subtle for the photo I just took but they and the rest of the painting glows under proper lighting. When I finagle a show in September ( positive thinking) you can come and see for yourself.
On Monday, the painting goes to the printer to be scanned and made into a giclee. (Thanks Ritch! May it bring you great pleasure.) The scan will also render a better photo than this one for my archives.
In the meantime, the next painting is on the easel . I won’t torture you with a lot of progress photos as it will be such a magical piece I prefer to suprise everyone at the end. But a photo of the sketch can’t hurt. It’s another full moon shot of Temple Adi Da ( no moon in the painting though). This time from the front with the fountains of the reflecting pond going full tilt. This one will take a while.
It’s 24 x 30 inches. Nice to work a little larger again. Hey I may even be more communicative now that I’ve stopped obsessing about completing #9. For sure i have some emails to catch up on.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Thanks for taking some LIP from me,
p.s. Remember you can click on the photos to enlarge them.