Friday, October 30, 2009

7 hours didn't get me very far


I painted 4 hours in the afternoon and 3 hours in the evening and have still not finished the leaves.

The leaves are now being painted with opaque paints with a fair amount of white mixed in.  I am using opaque paints because I need that opacity to paint on the dark green backgrounds.

After I painted the green background on the trees, I had to put my fabric and printed cartoon on a light table and retrace the lines for the leaves. I used a mechanical pencil that Bohin makes with white lead.

6 comments:

  1. WOW! It looks incredible even at this stage. You get such wonderful depth.........feels like we can step right into the image.

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  2. I can see why it's taking you a while -it's absolutely LOVELY! Such wonderful graceful movement already in the tree branches and completed leaves!

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  3. Looks great! Sorry it doesn't go faster, but that amount of finesse just takes time.

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  4. I don't care how long it takes if we can get daily pics of your progress. LOVE it!

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  5. The leaves look amazing, so I would say time well spent!

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  6. Amazing. I am in awe of the art you create.

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