the show in tremont this fall led to a commission work. the buyer is interested in a large work. i started with some sketches, the first sketch was done this summer while sitting on the beach on Lake Erie. i didn't choose the sketch for the commission piece but i plan to use the sketch in for a painting in the future. i settled on the sketches done at a local park in here in geauga county. i toned the canvas in purples, usually i tone in reds. i thought this might lend an interesting effect. i sketched the basic shapes in reds. colors were then added in a broad, general way. next week i'll work into the paintings further, softening the brushwork.
the funny thing is, i don't intend to sell the buyer this painting; i don't think it's going in the direction she would like (weird how a painting assumes its' own identity) i have another one started, which i'll post soon, that i think will suit her tastes. right now its a poor sketch on canvas, i got so involved in this diptych that my art energy went solely into it, neglecting the other. often i work on two things or more simultaneously, in this case, the energy went where it needed to go!