Wet Paint – Black Bear 3

With the underpainting complete the real painting can begin.  Starting with the most distant and working left to right, top to bottom, you can see I’ve started in the lower right.  Those of you who know me, know I sometimes like to work on a painting that is up-side-down, hence the lower right.  All of the background will be painted this way.  This eliminates the need to stretch across a large canvas to get to the top.  I also make use of a painter’s stick, known as a mahl stick, (mine is a dowel rod with cloth taped to the end).  I don’t touch the canvas except when it is being stretched.