Here's a recent painting I finished. ("What the Bee Saw" Acrylic on Canvas, 48x48). Let's start with the final product, and then we'll jump back to the start and move forward one painting session at a time.
Now, back to the very beginning. (Sorry for the picture quality. I usually paint in my basement where natural light is limited and there's a pot light right above me.) This would be after about an hour of work. It's basically just a sketch establishing the composition.
And moving forward.
Starting to get near the end. When I find myself focusing on small sections and working on about 15% of the canvas, I know I'm getting close.
I find myself sitting back and just staring at the canvas in the final stages. I pinpoint the parts that bug me and think about how I can make them better. Deciding whether to go back into the painting or leave it be is always tricky. (That's when I bug my husband for his opinion and then ignore whatever he says. He loves it.)
But I manage to get it done. All finished!
Hope you liked seeing the process a little. Have a terrific weekend!