As I wait for the initial underlayer of sky to dry on the Pizza Town painting, I was able to stretch, sketch and underpaint most of this historical place in Belmar.
I plan on taking the Pizza Town painting all the way to completion, it's too tempting not to. I am going to blast this one with artificial light against the deep blue twilight sky. I think this could be one of my best paintings to date.
I have been making a lot of starts on paintings, but not finishing any up and now I have 11 going at the same time. So, I think that it's time to start wrapping some of these babies up.
I also plan on starting up my ebay auctions again soon. I am going to approach these little ones in a more sketchy, loose and impressionistic way. I think that they will still have the power of the gallery pieces, yet be more painterly and true to nature.
I'm very excited about this and I have to thank Stephen Magsig for the inspiration his little gems have given me. They are even better in person. (I own 3 so far....) His gallery pieces are stunning, but these little ones are so powerful.