Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Process of Painting

I thought I would share a bit of my painting process. I never take enough photos, because I get involved in painting and all of a sudden a dramatic change occurs. Here is a look at a recent painting. It is on an 11x30" wooden panel.
Ink drawing on textured surface

Adding some definition - black and white

Neutralized the background - the flower was distracting!
Added more detail to the figure.
The flower and edge of the collage suggest "ears."

Ears appear and color is started.

This is where I got lost in the painting and stopped takeing pics.
 Added more color and ink drips to the background.


Close up of the face. 
Wishing you inspiration!


  1. Love seeing the process...I often do this so I can see how I evolve a painting and I also get lost in the process! Art is so good for the mind!

  2. Such a fabulous piece!!!! Thank you for sharing this step by step of your process, Karen. I have learned so much from you :)

    1. Thanks so much Lisa. I am working on doing a video, so you can see what happens when I "get lost" in the process!