Oil on Masonite, 12x9 inches
Above is my latest painting Passing By. I really enjoyed working on this piece. I started by massing in the overall shapes and slowly developed the areas that I wanted to be more detailed. When I first started painting, I would work on one area until it was fully completed before moving on to a new section. Although, I love the finished realistic look by working this way, I'm finding working on the whole piece at once to be more enjoyable. Also, I'm tending to leave sections of the painting soft and just sharpening the focal point and surrounding areas.