Anatomy of a Commission- Part 5

Here the painting is ready to begin.  Paper is stretched, and staples are covered with tape.  The figures and the aspen trunks are covered with masking fluid.  You can see how over the course of this process, the composition has changed based on design decisions that are occurring at each stage.

pre-painting stage
pre-painting stage

Author: Cheri Isgreen

I have been a lifelong rider and horse lover. I got my first "horse" at a yard sale; it was a pony actually. It was sometime in the early 60's. I was in 3rd or 4th grade. The pony was perhaps $10. My sister, brother, and I pooled our money and led him home. At the time my parents were traveling, and my Uncle Bill promptly made us return it. (stay tuned...more to come...)

2 thoughts on “Anatomy of a Commission- Part 5”

  1. I had no idea of the time and planning that goes into making a wonderful painting. The process of research to forming an idea to painting seems daunting!

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