Progressing on the next underwater portrait painting

#WIP Underwater portrait figurative-art painting by Deborah Chapin
#WIP Underwater portrait figurative-art painting by Deborah Chapin

I have been working gradually on the 2nd piece but I was slightly distracted this week with the transition of the seasons I realized that I had to make the best use of good weather before winter brrrr…. so I ordered a new camera for next season and hopefully will try it out this coming week before the season ends, organized the programs we are going to do next year, and stocked up on props oorah and cleared out the studio a bit to make room for all the new work.  Donated 8-11 bags of stuff to Lupus in the hopes that someone will find a use for things.

So, anyway, I’m advancing on the painting but a little slower than I’d hoped.  Started in on the color a long way to go but I’m pleased with how it is progressing.

Starting a New Painting, figurative art, underwater painting

New painting starting
New painting starting  – under tone in on new canvas. 21 x 40

I have done a lot of model sessions lately and I feel rich with materials, I’m so excited by the new things that we are doing and can’t wait to get at the painting, but first there is the homework to do.  Looking at the material with a critical eye and preparing for the painting, planning the size of the canvas and stretching canvas and getting set up.  Then the start of the charcoal sketching to see what the hurdles will be in tackling the painting idea and how to maximize the ideas and develop them as much as possible before starting the painting.  I’m like a horse straining at the bit trying to get going and at the same time trying to restrain myself from just leaping into things.