This is our very first blog post. Thanks to everyone on our mailing list who filled out the survey we created. If you gave us a complete mailing address, we’ll have your thank you gift in the mail to you soon.
From the survey, by far the most requested subject matter for our posts was to see how a painting comes to be. Sometimes paintings start with a sketch and pretty much look exactly as we plan them. In this case though, the painting evolved over time. Our paintings usually start as a very plain undercoating, often red or a warm burnt sienna.
From there an imaginary landscape evolved with a cliff off in the distance and a meandering waterway. Next came the ruins at the top of the cliff, creating an intriguing destination in the distance, setting the stage for a story. So who would enter this scene and make that long trek to those far away ruins? Quite frankly, we had no idea yet. Over the next few posts we’ll share with you the evolution of this painting.