Sunday, February 26, 2012

Early Frost finished

I finished this one today and will finish framing it tomorrow. This one was a quick and easy one for me. By keeping it looser I was able to do it in about 6 hours total. Deciding what I am going to start next but it will have to be later in the week as I work nightshift the next two days.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Early Frost step 4

I did a little more on this one today. It is hard for me to leave it with so few details but I wanted to try a looser style for it. Only the two left hand tomatoes need finishing and then to go over the whole thing adjusting and tweaking.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Early Frost step 3

I am finding that the heavy use of water is really slowing things down. I am working from right to left going darker with values and starting to pick out some of the details in the leaves.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Early Frost step 2

I had a chance to work some more on this this afternoon. I have to wait to go farther because everything is too wet to work on. Having fun just dropping in colour and letting it do it's thing. Forgot to mention in my first post that this is 11" x 27" - not small.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Early Frost step 1

I am doing a loose washy painting of green tomatoes picked early from my garden last fall because of a frost. It is just to get me painting again before starting more detailed paintings that I have planned (three figures and a painting for a themed show that I haven't decided what I am doing yet). I just needed to do this as sort of a palette cleanser (pun intended). LOL. I hope to get it done fairly quickly but again I have to work this weekend. This is just the first two hours where I have started on some shadows to work out layout and then the first washes on the two right hand tomatoes.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lianne finished

I have finally finished this painting! I was going to add more detail to the hair but realized that I wanted the focus to be the eyes and adding detail in other places would draw attention to it. So the hair is more loosely painted. I also am cropping a few inches off the bottom to better balance the portrait. Less is more and things shouldn't be added just because they are in the reference image. An artist needs to ask themselves if inclusion helps or lessens the overall look they were trying for.

I will add the drawing stage of the next painting as soon as I have it started after I work this weekend.