Notes by Bill Calhoun

June 28, 2013

An Emily Painting Comes to Life

Click for Larger ViewI've always wanted to do this - document the stages of one of Emily's paintings.

This animated image starts with a tiny woodcut illustration that Emily had for years on a bulletin board.  One day she decided to sketch a drawing inspired by the woodcut, and not long after decided to try a sketch on canvas.  That was about a year and a half ago, and since then Emily has worked, off and on and in stages, until the recent completion.

Day of the Dead, 2013, oil on canvas, 18" x 24"

If you would like to know more about the painting's stages of development, or see the individual images that make up the animation, please click here.

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