Stage 02.3 – Moving on from The Seabed

January 24, 2020
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Cardnell: After what must have been 20,000 brush strokes, I believe I’ve taken Stage 02 as far as I can and now will move on to Stage 03. As you can see in this Stage, I have taken the paint almost to the bottom of the left hand corner.  This I have left un-overpainted while…

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Stage 02.2 Cont’d – Next Areas of Work & Transition Application

January 21, 2020
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Cardnell’s words well illustrate the process through which he endures on every canvas – his road map, so to speak. Where he starts and where he finishes can be as much a discovery process to him as to any. Keith starts with an idea in his head, a vision in his mind of how the…

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Stages 02.1 – Land, Sky, & Color; and 02.2 – Rendering the Seabed

January 17, 2020
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Land, Sky, & Color Cardnell: This Stage includes work on the clouds, the application of colour to the vegetation, a repositioning of the skiff, the indication of a landmass on the horizon, and a rough introduction of a beach peninsula to the right of the canvas. It is my intention to begin establishing the appearance…

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Stage 01 – Structural Blocking

January 14, 2020
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Firstly, Cardnell’s unyielding discipline to his approach and pursuit of excellence in every work may not be better illustrated than the time he puts into thinking about each stage of a given work vs. actual work executed – his patience is limitless, as is evidenced in the narration to come. Cardnell may well sit before…

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The Evolution of A Masterpiece

January 9, 2020
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Most often, when one views a work of art, whether at a gallery, online, or in one’s own home, he or she sees a finished work – The culmination of work that requires weeks, months and sometimes the better part of a year for an artist to complete. The latter is especially true in the…

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The 2020’s at Sportsman’s Palette

January 8, 2020
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For some, the start of a new decade signifies the chance for a new beginning, new growth, and even new success. At Sportsman’s Palette, the start of the 2020’s ushers in a renaissance of sorts for the brand – from the launch of our new website late last year, to some exciting new prospects in…

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