Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Progress of a painting


stage 8
Final,
"Girl with dolls"
70 x 115 cm
Oil on linen canvas

I still might do some touch ups in it, but now i need a break to see it with fresh eyes.
Anyways, i declare it final untill i change it :)



stage 7
There is still a lot of glare and its hard to take a good picture with mobile phone.


stage 6
Thats it for today. Tomorrow i will continue my efforts to turn this into a painting :)



stage 5



stage 4



stage 3



stage 2


stage 1

I just started this new studio painting.
But first i had to build an studio easel to accomodate the rather large canvas.
idea was that i post here pictures, so you can participate in the progress and of course tell me if I make a mistake ;)
Stay tuned.

21 comments:

Caroline Bray Art said...

Thank you for sharing this, Antti. I always find progress posts extremely useful for my own learning process so I'll be following closely. Happy painting!

Erik said...

Interesting approach you have in the sense that you do not put lines down (with a brush or charcoal) but rather finish a piece before you move on. Aren't you afraid that you mess up he placement of things or are you just a very confident painter that we all would like to be :)

Jesus Estevez said...

This is great, right on time thanks

Antti Rautiola said...

Thanks for the support!
And yes I am very affraid what happens next. :)

Sneyder said...

Es genial ver paso a paso como va componiéndose tu obra, me llama la atención que la imagen está casi terminada sin estar dibujados los demás elementos….

¡Te sigo! No me pierdo tu pintura.

Saludos Rautiola

Antti Rautiola said...

Thank you Sneyder.
I love to paint this way, just to see it unfold. There is some advantages to see parts of it in the final stages from the beginning.

Antti Rautiola said...

I am now seeing the painting as a whole. There is also a terrible urge to paint all that white canvas away, but i know that it also would mean that I would be sloppy and it would be a wrong choice.
Hopefully i dont have to scrape off a great deal of paint tomorror, when I look at it with a new set of brains. Usually I do. :)
Repainting is fun and it keeps the brush strokes, what they call, "painterly".

Erik said...

>>And yes I am very affraid what happens next. :)

Haha, cool, living on the edge :)
I might try your approach because I really like the painterly brushstrokes. Also it may force me to think more about the final picture right from the start instead of building it up.
Do you still use the same palette as in the video demo on vimeo?

Antti Rautiola said...

Yes i am still normally using the same palette, but now that i can not find a good art store nearby, I had to resort different paints. I am now using titanium white (wich i hate) and burnt sienna to replace tranparent oxide red.
Now i have to fishing with my son. :)
Ill be back.

isabel gutiérrez said...

Hola Antti, lo primero decirte que sigo tu blog desde hace tiempo.

Me ha gustado mucho este proceso de trabajo que presentas ahora, tan cuidadoso y efectivo. Yo parto de una mancha más general para luego ir ajustando los detalles. Siempre se aprende viendo a los demás trabajando. Gracias por compartir. Un saludo, Isabel

isabel gutiérrez said...

Hola Antti, lo primero decirte que sigo tu blog desde hace tiempo.

Me ha gustado mucho este proceso de trabajo que presentas ahora, tan cuidadoso y efectivo. Yo parto de una mancha más general para luego ir ajustando los detalles. Siempre se aprende viendo a los demás trabajando. Gracias por compartir. Un saludo, Isabel

John D. Wooldridge said...

Wow, I have to say that is a very bold approach to take. No way could I handle a painting with this process. I just don't think I have the drawing skills to be so certain. In fact, I know I don't and demonstrated to myself just last night how horrible the outcome would be if I tried this! Guess I had to scrape back and scrub out about 6 or 7 passages!!!
You have amazing skill, Antti!

Antti Rautiola said...

Thanks fellas!
John, I am glad that you tried it out. Its always refreshing to to try different aproach.
Although mostly it takes a while before one can incorporate methods of others so that they develop as a tools to be used.
It is actually not rare, when i paint a faces for example, that i repaint that like 20 times before i get it right. Thats just because i have a certain (brush texture) effect that i am after.

Sneyder said...

¡Me encanta el cuadro es genial!, todos los niños que pintas tienen algo especial...maestria y dosis de ternura.

Saludos y hasta la próxima.

Erik said...

Beautiful finish Antti, and really fast, and using titanium white and burnt sienna!

Jesus Estevez said...

Great painting Antti, by the end every thing get that warmth, characteristic of your work. you are fast.

Antti Rautiola said...

Thank you very much!
It was a joy to paint this one also.
I left the painting at the summer cabin to dry out.
Now I am heading to the northern parts of Finland and eventually propably to Norway.
Me and my family are really looking foward to experience (and paint!!) some amazing landscapes that Norway has to offer.

Jussi Tarvainen said...

Arto, love seeing your progress pictures. I am just flabbergasted by the start from one point and move out skills. Stunning!

harem6 said...

Hi! We have just found you and we are so happy !Your world is amazing! Your paintings are so raw,fresh and they speak so much...

Antti Rautiola said...

Thanks guys!
Jussi, I am so happy that you are aquiring new skills and thanks for the Francis Vallejo Ink Demo on your blog :)

Peinturesetaventures said...

i just found your blog.your work is so beautiful, thank you for sharing. i will have many hours of pleasure going through every painting.i will learn a lot i'm sure.Helen :-)