Here is the under-painting for the new still-life. This time, I used three pigments: burnt sienna, burnt umber, and cerulean blue. The idea was to take the white of the canvas away, and give a little indication of value, and temperature.
I'm an artist who lives in Tucson, Arizona. Thirty some odd years ago, I went to a private art school. There, I studied drawing and painting, with the idea of doing illustration for a living. Unfortunately, when I decided that I wanted to do something I loved for a living, the magic disappeared. As a result, I gave it up.
Twenty years later, after making my career elsewhere, I found my way again. This is my journey to rediscover art.
Painting time is a peaceful time, a time of deep concentration. It is alone time, time spent between me and the canvas. Each painting I do is like a journey to a city that I've never been to before. No matter how much I prepare, I do not know what it will be like until I get there.