The beginning of the Villeneuve painting:
This is the underpainting of the oil I am working on from a photograph taken in Villeneuve, France. I have established the composition and the values. I generally work on the entire canvas, refining as I go. I will be trying a new approach with this painting. Inspired by Richard Schmid, I plan to begin in one area and mix the correct value and color for that shape, moving on to adjacent shapes from there. It is a pretty frightening idea to me.