Where have I been? you probably haven't been asking, well I'll tell you anyway. I've been doing loads of painting like this, these have been keeping me busy. Anyway, I've been doing a lot of sketching as well, I'll be posting them as of tomorrow.
I built up the values pretty quickly here, I was trying to preserve the cool to warm/blue to orange and keep things loose, I was trying to choose my hard and soft edges and keep a sense of spontaneity. I've been often accused of missing some good stopping places, but when I'm enjoying a painting it can be very hard to stop.
This painting will be on display at the Society of Illustrators from June 9th-August 15th. Or join me for the opening on June 17th.
Here are 5 steps for this latest demo, the issue with these demos tends to be not to over do them in terms of finish, keep them loose, move them quick. it's a question of sorting out the major values and working the whole painting up at the same time.