Paintings in progress and studio notes from fine artist Denise Rich, specializing in cow paintings and commissions from client photographs.
I'm still working on a few holiday commissions. I have been, as usual, emailing updated photos of the progress to those who have commissioned the works, but won't post them online for all to see until the holidays are over, I don't want to ruin anyone's surprise!
One of the keys to keeping up with new works while I'm busy with commission work is to work on several pieces at one time. This both insures a fresh eye as I move to a different work in progress, and also makes it easy to avoid overworking any painting. My works typically take several applications of paint. Long ago I used to work on only one painting until it was completed, which at times resulted in frustration working over an already wet surface. The canvas can only take so much wet paint at a time, then you are just spinning your wheels so to speak.
As the years passed and many paintings later I now work on several pieces at a time, once I have covered a painting to reach the next stage of it's progress, I can put it aside to dry before moving on to the next step, and take the opportunity to work on another one during that time.
I will post some of these new works soon.