Below are the sketches and final painting of "Friday Night." The whole idea came from a very special Friday night with a very special lady. The pencil sketch (9 inches high) was done weeks later and the color rough, a watercolor (16 inches high) was done long after that. The actual painting, measuring nearly life size at 60 x 24 inches wasn't finished until some time after the watercolor. The experience was still very clear in my mind and revisiting it with the execution of the painting was as if it were the night before.
What I want to show here is how a painting progresses from:
3) rough visual experience
4) finalized composition with painting in mind
5) the actual painting itself.
Please visit the page with the final image of "Friday Night."