This St. Francis painting on glass is in the last stages of completion. Bottom darker colors and star trails are left to add before the final stage - the sky. Once layers of the sky are started, there are no corrections. Actually, at this advanced stage of the painting, corrections are not possible because of the 5 - 6 layers of paint for each leaf, animal, branch has been painted many times for depth.
|St. Francis painting on glass from the front, before the bottom and sky added.|
|St. Francis painting on glass from the back. Additional foliage depth has been added.|
|St. Francis glass painting from the back showing the translucency of the layers in areas.|
The blue paper is inserted behind the painting frequently to evaluate details. It is an important sky preview of darker blue to evaluate light and dark areas, elements (values).
The dogwood flowers are not white, but a light blue to be secondary to the dogs and cats in importance. The white against the blue would have made them come forward too much.
Composition concepts apply to all my paintings: rule of thirds, values, hue, intensity, tone, overall balance.
|St. Francis painting on glass, almost finished. Blue paper behind to preview details.|