People often ask me how long it took to finish a project such as this. Sometimes I know the answer, but often the process is so circular and convoluted, I can’t put my finger on it. For this project, I spent 5 hour painting stretches at the Park, perhaps 6 or 8 of them. I also went back for smaller amounts of time, did smaller paintings and studies, rehearsed the scene for the panorama, took photos that I hoped would be useful, and simply looked, again and again, at the looming landscape. I also spent a bit of time lining things up in the studio that had gone askew on the park bench and making colors which I thought I had matched, match better.
So, I would say that I took about a month to get to this stage of the process, not working all the time, but considering working, resting from working, thinking about working, and eating, sleeping, living other parts of my life.
More to come, of course. The full panorama is 8 times 12″ — 96 inches wide. Oh, and I bumped Jer’s blog photo ’til later in the week in order not to keep Barbara waiting too long <snort> –June