Logger from the Courthouse mural, part 2

Logger from the Courthouse mural, part 2

loggerToday working on the Kennebec Courthouse mural I did the initial block in of the logger.  I enlarged and transferred the drawing to the wall with the traditional grid method…drawing a grid on the drawing and then drawing a larger grid on the wall and using the grid to reference where the parts of the drawing go.  I have been drawing the larger grid on the wall with light colored pencil and then just drawing the figures in charcoal.  Then I proceed to the block in of the paint.

Also worked on trees, ship rigging, an 18th century musket and some mist today.  A good day of brushes.  I am not the tidiest of painters but I like the feeling of planning very well up front with drawings and studies and then working loose on the final canvas…pulling things from seeming chaos.  Rough scrub-ins give much more energy underlying the final paint.


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Painting is a joy, and, of course, my day to day work, but has also been a refuge.

Chris Cart
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