a painting in progress

le tournesol © rlbussell 2016 Silverpoint & ink on gessoed panel


Finally making progress on tempera painting.

I've struggled over this for far too long. Holding off for a perfect plan that would never come. Determined that I just need to get off my duff and paint. This painting will be beautiful. I have no doubt. close-up © rlbusséll 2016 Silverpoint & ink on gessoed panel


Progress for some, is measured in miles, for others inches. For me I think, progress should me measured in brush-strokes and color; in the time spent considering where and how to obtain balance.

So here is a small step in the right direction.

Ink on gesso, gesso on panel, small strokes seen against the broad tableau of the world.


close-up 02 © rlbusséll 2016 Silverpoint & ink on gessoed panel

“Less is more.” — Mies Van der Rohe

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