Lyrical Expressionist
Bernard Re, Jr.

Painting in progress images.

Painting: The painting proceeds in stages. Large color areas usually are the first to go down followed by the linear color. I like to paint when all the paint is wet so that the line colors drag some of the large area color. That is one reason I like to paint small. In this work I didn't do a color pencil study first but began immediately to apply paint. The painting proceeds through a mix of intuitive insights and conscious reasoning. In this case the sun and how it effects color and shadows were considered. Intuition does seem to overrule reason - sometimes to my benefit, sometimes to my disappointment.

View painting in stages as it is completed.

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