Garden Wall of Manoir d’Argences – Normandy

As I have been experimenting with oils recently, I thought I would photograph the steps on this one to help my viewer understand the process. Experimenting with something new always stretches an artist.

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Stage 1 – an underpainting loosely done in acrylic, followed by clear gesso

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Stage 2 – Blocking in with the oils

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Stage 3 – Starting to refine the shapes and edges

And now, because it is oil, I must wait for it to dry before applying the next layers.  It will have many glazes yet to enrich the colors and values. I will post the final image once it is finished.

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