Sunday, March 13, 2011

Painting in process 2 feet x 3 feet

This is from a wedding photo that my daughter took and uses on her business card which you can see if you look close above the canvas. It's quite small. There are (will be) two girls and a new bride dancing about the lawn. I've started in acrylic. I am amazed how much moisture this surface soaks up (triple layered gesso on hardboard-masonite like board). I've sketched in where the figures will be but they don't show up in the photo. This took about 30 minutes. The focus is on establishing the values. If you get the values right the mind can fill in quite a bit. I will need to get the figures right though and dare not save them for last. Used only a one inch synthetic brush so far.

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