To find the answer, I am tracking my time at the easel as I complete a 20" x 16" still life in oil.
The?initial drawing and the underpainting are finished, and I have?begun to lay in color for the background. Some of the reddish?underpainting?is still visible. This accounts for 20 hours of work so far.
I took the photo below?after another 25?hours at the easel. In that time,?I corrected the drawing and began applying color to?the wing.
Eventually,?all the?feathers have color, and the top of the wing has?more definition.
I also made many small changes and corrections over the entire painting. For instance, I brought?the left?and upper sections of the wing into sharper focus.
Now it's time to get started on the antler. At this point, my oil painting in progress has been on the easel for 75 hours.
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