Personal Best 3, Painting of a Marathon Runner, is Done, for Real This Time

I declared this one done yesterday. Then I worked on it again last night. Then I tossed and turned all night thinking about how I was going to repaint it. This morning I got up early and with  just a few final touches, really finished it. Somehow the picture I had of it in my head was very skewed. It didn’t require a complete repaint, just a few well positioned highlights and a clear head. I think I need a nap now!

"Personal Best 3" Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 30", 2014, $700

“Personal Best 3″ Acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 30”, 2014, $700

 

Marathon Runner Painting is Getting There…

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It’s missing the energy! I’m hoping one more session at the easel will put thi sone to bed. Right now, I still feel like the intensity isn’t there. I don’t feel the energy yet. I think it needs a bit more contrast….some big hits with white and black. I think the flatness of the color is what is keeping the energy level down.

Working on a New Personal Best Runner

I’m at about the midpoint of my latest athlete painting. I thought it would be interesting to document the process a bit as they tend to change dramatically over the life of the painting process.

Following are steps 1, 2, and 3:

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