Peek at a new giant painting in process

| 15 November, 2016 10:27

by Dena Tollefson

www.denatollefson.com

Here is a peek at a new giant painting I am making- a triptych of tulips. You can see the canvas is toned with yellow ochre and a underpainting of the tulips is started. The finished painting will be red tulips with a white background.

Tulip Triptych in process copyright Dena Tollefson

Here is a peek at a new giant painting I am making- a triptych of tulips. You can see the canvas is toned with yellow ochre and a underpainting of the tulips is started. The finished painting will be red tulips with a white background.

I am working on aluminum risers because the painting is too large for my biggest easel. 

The panels will be covered with the scales/daubs/spoons of paint as a last step. I begin first with a layer of yellow ochre paint, then draw in the shapes as you see here. Next step will be a full color underpainting and then my texture technique on top 

 Key is that the painting looks like tulips now- otherwise as I add the texture the subject is in danger of being lost- a trick to keep the balance between texture and subject


I will post updates to this painting as progress is made.