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Francis Cunningham "Three Baldwin Apples" (1964) Oil on linen 5'' x 16''

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New three-figure piece, progress report in pictures.

It's been almost a year since Dick started the most recent figure piece. We've been trying to document it at various stages. Below we go chronologically to show the process in a few images.

As always for a large work, Dick starts with a map.

The map. December 2009

The map is transferred to the canvas and followed by an under-painting.

Partial underpainting. December 2009

Here are the first color spots.

First spot. December 2009

Color-value relationships (color spots) are  abstracted directly from the appearance of nature.  Every edge is defined by color-value on either side of the edge. Three-dimensional form and space are produced by these visually observed relationships.

Israel Hershberg remarked on how abstract the process is.
Many sessions later, the painting is still in progress.

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