1. The Old Nail
    March 12, 2009 @ 11:48 am

    Hi Jeff,
    I appreciate seeing a painting at every stage, often for me unfinished pictures are the more fascinating as they give an insight into the artists technique and process of application.
    It’s also a kick in the pants to see complicated work completed by others in half the time it would take me to do something simple! LOL


  2. Carol H.
    March 12, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

    I agree, I love seeing works in progress and the full process that it takes to make a piece of art like yours. I think it gives a greater appreciation of the time and effort that goes into an artwork. In fact, I’d love to see your photo setup, too. I know I struggle to get good reference photos for the works that I use photo reference for, and I’m always curious what others do.


  3. RUDHI-Daily
    March 12, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

    For selfthaught artists it’s a helpfull lesson to see different stages of the painting process;it looks like drawn after a photo-projektion? Or truly free-hand in front of the model?


  4. Jeff Hayes
    March 13, 2009 @ 4:29 am

    Hi Nail – good, I’m glad you enjoy seeing it. It always feels like a bit of a balancing act here; I know some people do want to see in progress images, while I’m pretty sure others are not so interested in that.

    Oh, and speed does NOT automatically equal quality, of course 🙂


  5. Jeff Hayes
    March 13, 2009 @ 4:30 am

    Hi Carol & Rudhi – thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it. Perhaps at some point in the future I'll write about this part of the process in a more detailed post.


  6. K. Henderson Art
    March 14, 2009 @ 1:57 am

    Yep, I LOVE seeing works in progress. Every artist has their own way of working and it’s exciting to see.


  7. Cheryl Anderson
    March 14, 2009 @ 5:21 am

    Jeff, it would be great to see a photo of your next step with this painting. Will you do a grisaille, or go directly into color? Your work is beautiful, and I love all your little pieces–great compositions!


  8. Jeff Hayes
    March 15, 2009 @ 6:57 am

    Thanks Cheryl. There will definitely be an underpainting as the next step, and I will include a few images along the way.


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