The process of painting is what I like.  It’s what I enjoy doing - the technical machinations of the job - deciding what to paint - the composing/structuring  of the painting - the drawing with paint - the mixing of paint and the dance of color on the canvas/panel - the surface texture growing into its final form.


I usually start a painting from life/plein air or a photograph I’ve taken.  Then I recompose it and add or subtract elements.  At this point I quickly paint a fairly well rendered image covering the entire surface with paint - usually a thin coat.


Often this is when I set the painting aside (but within view).  I regularly have more than a dozen paintings I’m actively working on, all at different stages of development, in my studio.




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Larry Griggs

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