LIFE IS GRAND
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Life Is Grand Underpainting

Blocking in the colours & shapes, and development of the background trees & grass

Life Is Grand In Progress

Focus on creating the plaid patterning on the boy's jumper, and details in the wooden fence
Life Is Grand in Progress

Further refinements and details are added to the clothing and hair. Skintones are further enhanced
Life Is Grand
(2004)

14"x18"
Acrylic on Canvas.
Private Collection
Ottawa, Canada
TWO TULIPS
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Two Tulips Underpainting

Blocking in the colours & shapes, and starting to develop the negative spaces

Two Tulips In Progress

Rough details begin to emerge, and colours are becoming finalized
Two Tulips in Progress

Further refinements and details are added, including special attention to luminescent light through the petals
Two Tulips
(2004)

16"x16"
Acrylic on Canvas.
Private Collection,
Ottawa, Canada


THREE BIRCHES

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Three Birches Underpainting

Blocking in colours & shapes, and roughing in the folliage areas over sky

Three Birches In Progress

Roughing in the birch bark beginning to peel, and adding some depth to the leaves with deep purple
Three Birches in Progress

More depth added to the lower folliate to create some drama between the leaves and the trunks. Further development of the peeling birch bark
Three Birches
(2004)

Est.70% complete. 48"x72"
Acrylic on Canvas.


INSPIRATION

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Inspiration Underpainting

Underpainting, blocking in features & background

Inspiration In Progress

Face begins to take shape, shadows are positioned, and eyes become the focus.
Inspiration in Progress

Further refinements to skin, shadows, and features. Hair takes shape.
Inspiration (2004)

Mary Iannucci, Inspiration.
16"x20"
Acrylic on Canvas
Private Collection
Philadelphia, PA


WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

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What A Wonderful World, Underpainting

Underpainting, blocking in body position, background shapes and values.

What A Wonderful World

Background elements are refined. Facial features are roughed in, and shirt begins to take shape. Shadows & highlights are positioned on the face and arm.
What A Wonderful World

Features are refined; detail added to arm & shoulder in foreground.
What A Wonderful World (2005)

"What A Wonderful World"
Portrait of Dave Beckinsale
16"x20"
Acrylic on Canvas
Private Collection
Ottawa, Canada


WINTER MARSH

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Winter Marsh, Underpainting

Underpainting, blocking in shapes and values.

Winter Marsh In Progress

Forest shapes in distance are refined & finished. Mid- and foreground colour blocks are positioned, and elements are developed to create sense of movement.
Winter Marsh In Progress

More detail added to top left background area, more refining of snow shapes, and additional layers of blue-violets added.
Winter Marsh (2005)

Final details added in foreground, on fallen cedars and in water, and additional interested added to mid-ground.
48"x60"
Acrylic on Canvas



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