Watching a demo and seeing a painting like the one below develop is amazing to watch. Dennis has a unique way of inventing compositions by making random paint strokes on a canvas and then letting the marks suggest the scene that appears.
photo of Dennis Sheehan demo painting 2/09/12
This looks like a finished painting but for Dennis this is an under painting and will receive many carefully chosen adjustments.
Below is my attempt at a landscape painting done without any reference material. This was done in a few hour and if I decide to finish the painting it will need lots more work. Let me know what you think. Should I finish it? Maybe paint over it (the joy of oil paints) and just try again?
photo of a Susan Luca under painting