Behind the Scenes with Over the Fence.
Before I start a painting I don't always create a sketch on the canvas I do however if I'm adding more than two buildings on the painting.
I created the tree and its branches, followed by the flowers with white and gray paint. In a perfect world I would create what is called an underpainting but I just don't believe it accomplishes what it's supposed to ( a topic for a future post) and above all I think it cheats the painting from the rich colors I want on the canvas.
With the ability to share 15 second videos on Instagram and Facebook I've been sharing the painting process on those two outlets but need to figure out a better lighting system. The videos turn out dark I feel that makes the video's look sloppy.
These two birds were the last touch.
A close up shot of the color and detail.
And this is the result...
This is Over the Fence.