February 2018

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Would you do me favor?

I'm about to begin the 2018 show season next month and I want to offer some new prints from my recent work. Would you be so kind as to help me figure out what new prints I should create?! As the Good Book says, "Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed." (Please advise!)

I've created a survey below. Please take <1 minute to help me put the best selections forward for 2018. Thank you!!!

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Fresh oils!

It's great to be fully back in the studio and painting. Unloading the ideas that have been craving to be put down on canvas during commission season is sooooo relieving. Here's a new one from the past few days.

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Ambition rising

Here's the progress on the new show stopper. It doesn't look like much right now, but it has already seen many changes since its inception back in October. I'm often asked, "How long did it take to paint this?" What a loaded question! How long will this one take? From idea, to modeling session, to subject matter research, to composition blocking, to contemplation, to more composition adjustments, to prepping the painting surface with layers of gesso, sanding the gesso layers, to applying a ground wash, to drawing the image on the canvas...then painting can begin. From concept to finish will consume 5 months. I'm going with a diptych format (We all know how I love many paneled pieces!) It's time to get doubly excited because I commissioned Batican Custom Framery out of California to make the frame for this piece. Take a look at their gorgeous frames....
Thank you for reading,
God bless,
Ernest Vincent Wood III

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