"At The MET"
I took a lot of photographs for painting reference .... and this "Roman" pilaster capital caught my eye for a painting. This capital was once set against a wall. It is dated from the 1st half of the 1st century A.D.
Scroll Down to see this painting in progress..................
Standing in front of the MET - I was looking up
Beginning my painting here. I already painted in the background and allowed it to dry. Then I chalked in my sketch of the capital and began to paint it in oil.
Working to fill in more of the background of the capital here
Jumping ahead....I paint in the first layer of my "Bluebird."
The Eastern Bluebird is also the State Bird of New York
Once I painted in the shadow of the capital it started to add more depth to it
Adding the Finishing touches
This new oil painting is 24 x 24" and is painted on deep gallery wrapped canvas. It will be for sale this winter at my art show: "The Celebration of Fine Art" in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Sitting on the steps in front of the MET