Large Studio Landscapes from Sketches

Here is the process for a large studio landscape. First on the left is one of the many small studies I do while driving endlessly in search of the ‘big view’. Next, in the middle is the ‘study’ which actually takes quite a while. This one took over a week to complete as the light was only right for a couple of hours each day. Finally on the right is the lay-in for the final composition. I made some changes on the right while on-site (in my sketchbook), but for the most part I was happy with the original ‘sketch’.

Here is a short video of the lay-in for the large painting. Now I have another couple of months of ‘fiddling’ to do on it. Some of the elements will move around at this stage as well.

Here is an updated image of the painting as of the beginning of December:

Monti (Gaiole in Chianti). 2009, oil on linen, 150 x 180 cm.