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I am off to Illuxcon next week, so here are two paintings from the Arthurian Legend art show this last spring that I will be showing in my portfolio. Very excited to meet the amazing artists that will be showing there and be a part of an awesome week of art!

I will be uploading some more of my new work soon with some process shots!

“Merlin” inspired by T. H. White’s descriptionMerlinPainting

“King Pelennor: A Failed Quest”

I love that dreary feeling in the woods when it rains. Perfect for a dreary, rainy mood… King-PelAbigailPlatter

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As you may be able to tell, I love the process of painting. I love seeing the process and having it explained to me. So, I wanted to include you all in “part way through” of my process. I am in the beginning of preparing for an upcoming show about Aruthurian Legend, so of course, my first subject is great Merlin. I especially love the T. H. White interpretation of the character, so this piece is somewhat inspired by his delicious descriptions.

When I complete the piece, I will post my initial sketches, photos, and studies as well, but here is the actual painting at each stage so far.

The Line drawing is by far the most important part. If you have a really good drawing, the rest will come so much more smoothly. Afterward, I did a brunaille “wipe out,” where I literally wiped out paint from the board after I painted it on.

Today I began the darker brunaille, working monochromatically with the colors iron oxide red and ultra marine blue. The entire piece is 18×27 inches and I have been working for about a week (although I’ve had the sketch for a good 3 months now.)

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Hope you enjoy seeing my process- can’t wait to update with the final! If you have any questions, or you found this post helpful, please leave me a comment- I’d love to take a look at your work!