Tuesday, February 05, 2008

An Alla Prima Brushwork Exercise... 5"x 7"

Periodically...I assign myself a quick (no more than one
hour) exercise...painting a simple subject with an aim to
keep each brushstroke absolutely essential...and actually
count the strokes.

I'll invite you to see any discussion and deeper explanation
of this in a thread I have on it at Wetcanvas.com where I
have multiple images, and shared exercises...

This one came to a total of 429 brushstrokes...and I video
taped the whole painting. I will be making a time lapse
video, and probably will share it with YouTube. When I do
I'll post that video as an update here on my blogspot.

Here's the painting... 5"x 7" oil...(and click on image to see
larger view). This work is for sale under $100 on my
"Will Paint for Gas" blog...

6 comments:

Asier said...

Impressive Mr. Seiler !! Really looking forward that vid.
I love the way you write about painting.

Larry Seiler said...

thanks asier...
writing about painting also has a way of keeping my own thoughts ordered, my aims clear...so it works for both of us!

appreciated hearing from you...

Yellow said...

This is a really juicy painting. Glad to have found you, sir.

Larry Seiler said...

nice to be found....thanks yellow

A. B'dorff said...

I like your alla prima piece alot. Do you have a sister who went to Green Bay East H.S.? I paint plein air here in San Diego. Your dvd book sounds interesting.
Anne

Larry Seiler said...

thanks Anne...
I have a sister working in Chicago, living just outside....and a sister in Utah...both went to Green Bay West High as did I... (Go Wildcats!) hahaa...

I graduated HS back in 1972.... (yikes!)

take care