|Reverence for the Dawn|
When I was beginning work on the above painting: Reverence for the Dawn whose finished size is 26 by 62 I did two smaller paintings which were 10 by 24. These smaller studies were the same proportions as the proposed finished painting being done as a commission. And in addition to the benefit of making my mistakes on a much smaller scale it allowed me show the patron choices as to color.
|Reverence - a study|
|Worship - a study|
My normal color studies tend to the splashes of paint on scraps of canvas as when I was preparing to do the triptych below.
|Tres Cruces Triptych|