Alright, so here is the idea behind this thread. Each day I have to post an update to the painting I have been working on, and it has to look like I put some real time in or you guys give me a hard time. So that people do not have to search through the pages to find the images I am going to constantly keep the previous and current day's images in the first post. I do sometimes go to Los Angeles for one reason or another, so on those days I will warn you guys and instead do some digital prep-work for another painting or something. You are welcome to critique on the painting and how I am painting, but please do not suggest changes which should have been made during the sketch phase while I am already painting. Mostly that just serves to discourage me and make me not want to work on the painting anymore. The date of each update will be very subtle in the bottom right corner of each update image itself. I will bump the thread each day when I update, and include the image that gets knocked off the first post with my bump so that people can browse through the thread to see progress.
My goal with this painting is to try my hand at the sort of emotional abstraction that John Harris creates in his paintings. Something that teases you but doesn't hand you all of the information on a silver platter so that your imagination still has room to explore whatever story the image represents. Some examples of John's work: