Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Making of a Masterpiece: The Autograph Seekers of Bel Air
Phase 5

Mort always draws his final composition on brown paper to create the grid that will help him transfer it to the canvas, and also to mark the lighting effects.



Here he is in the process of transferring it to the canvas. Of course he had to take the time to explain what it’s all about and how excited he is about what the finished painting will communicate.

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