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PHASE 1....Starting a painting.


I thought it might be interesting to show how I develop a painting. It is 48" x 24".
The first layer establishes rudimentary texture. This is done with acrylic washes.

In the next few days, I'll show the different steps as I go to finish.

Comments (7)

I'd also love to see how you layer (Photoshop) pictures in as part of the element of your art.

Thanks for showings what goes into your work. Now if we too could just touch genius.... : > )


Bill Erdmann:

What - you feed pigeons acrylic paint before they fly over your canvas? It looks like a New York sidewalk.

Very interesting idea, John. Like ferry360, I am appreciative too: one because you share your talents with us, and two, because you have become a good friend to some of us.

Shalom from Jerusalem




It will interesting to follow. I enjoyed how you showed the different steps when you created the head banner for my EGO blog. I will send you an email regarding the banner. I have changed my template and need some help to adjust the banner to fit the new template.


HEY! Ya mean to tell me that you don't start with a piece of paper with numbers on it? ;o)


Oh...it has numbers on it-but they go to 37.592. Putting the right color in the right numbered area is a little painstaking.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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