Thursday, June 7, 2007

Bit by bit, putting it together ...

I lifted today’s title from a song about making art in the musical Sunday in the Park with George.

In the midst of all the moving this week I managed to squeeze out a little painting time (pun unexpected!) and here’s my progress on the day lilies painting. The top picture is the completed underpainting, then I glazed different colors over large sections of the painting, blues and purples where the shadows will be deeper, reds and magentas where there will be more contrast in the brighter, sunlit areas. That’s the second picture. Now I’m getting to the fun part! I started at the top right section, putting in more detailed color. The third, larger picture is where I left off yesterday. I really didn’t want to quit, but my eyes were just getting too tired to continue.

Here’s a closer view:

And now I must sign off and get to work.

Later, taters!


Kerri King said...

I love it so far! You know how to make sense out of busy scenes.

Melanie said...

i love it! you have an awesome and unique style. hope moving is coming along smoothly! Have a great weekend