Sunday, March 27, 2011
PS...After seeing this online for a few times, I am thinking I will texture those tree trunks better before starting on the geese. They are just too smooth. It is so helpful for me to see this online instead of in real life since that makes me a critique-er instead of the artist as I am viewing it as you all are. Interesting phenomenon!
There is still much to do with this in glazing on deeper colors in the water as well as more detail work in the trees. I will wait until finished with the geese before worrying about the foreground grasses. I just wanted to lay in some color, especially around her feet so I can get those buried as they were in the photo.
I plan on working on this some more this afternoon and see how far I can get with it.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I chose to do this on Yupo since I want to do a full sheet Yupo painting of this scene, but wanted to try a few things out before I start the larger painting. I like some of the textures I got in this, but will keep searching and experimenting with the larger painting textures. I always learn so much if I stop and do a study first, but rarely take the time to do that.
This is a photo taken on one of our trips up Wolf Creek Pass when we stayed in Chama, NM two years ago.
Cheerful painting to be received right at the time of the first full day of Spring, huh?
Monday, March 21, 2011
I'll post progress I make as I make it, hopefully will work on this sometime this week.
Monday, March 07, 2011
Our son told me he wasn't even allowed to look at the painting until she was done with it and they were sending it to me. Please note the board with her other artwork on it at her side. She really does enjoy painting and is becoming quite the prolific artist!
Grandma is lovin' this!
I do like the moonlit glow of the darker colors of this, though. I wonder if I will ever learn enough about this stuff to completely like a painting I have done and not see the oops areas? I guess most artists are still on a learning/evolving path no matter how good they are, that's my story and I'm stickin' with it.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
I am glazing on blue-green colors and will post when I have finished. I have three glazes on so far and will probably only add a few more to see what shades of blue green I end up with. As I have added the glazes, some of the hard edges seen here have softened quite a bit, and when I am finished I hope to have something that looks more like the soft-edged succulent rose than a typical thin-edged rose as this appears here in the underpainting.
In the next few days I hope to finish this and post the resulting painting. then, on to the second project for this month!