This is a close-up to show how simply things are blocked. I'm using a fairly large, like a size 10, flat bristle brush here. This brush is great for large bold strokes and used on it's edge or side or tip, much smaller marks can be made.
Winter Splendor, oil/panel, 30x40
The addition of the cloud at the top was something that I had been thinking about the whole way through but decided to wait until the very end so I could lay it in as a semi-opaque glaze over very dry color. The painting is basically done but over the next several weeks I'll pick at it like a dog with a bone.
This painting is currently being exhibited in my show, Ambient Notes, at Travis Gallery in New Hope, PA.
If you'd like to learn more about my working process in great detail, I'm offering a 5 hour oil painting demo DVD of another painting titled, River Bend, available on my website www.peterfiore.com/dvd.