Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I have yet to get a good photo with my camera. I think it is because I wear vari-focal glasses. So, as always, I will wheel out my talented son with his better camera for a good photo at the end.
I have reached the 'step away from the canvas now!' moment as I need to let paint dry. I want to add the pinks next because I am worried how they will deal with the naples yellow I used on the stone. Painting is like controlling a class room of unruly children and making them work as a harmonious whole.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
The DIY on gold
Monday, August 16, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tracing the drawing to the canvas
Jackson's Art has sent the custom sized canvas and I am impressed with it's quality. Joe went the extra mile to get this for me. Good service always gets me as a returning customer.
The refined drawing was scanned and enlarged in Photoshop to the size needed. I am glad that I do not have to grid up a drawing anymore. However, I hate tracing an image because whilst it is accurate in outline it dies as a drawing; for less complicated pictures I prefer to draw direct. I am now painting the greyscale or grisaile under painting in acrylic paint which allows me to organise the darks and lights in the painting. When I am happy with this under painting I will continue in oil paint.