I am still working on my painting, “DOE.” but I thought I would share a few pictures of my progress.
Here is the final sketch from my sketchbook. It is 8″ x 10″.
Here is my sketch enlarged on a copy machine and pieced together. I wanted to paint this one pretty big, so I bought a 24″ x 30″ gallery wrapped canvas.
Here is the canvas with the last coat of tinted gesso. I was thinking I wanted to go with a lighter background, but you will see that I changed my mind…
And here is the painting with the main subjects blocked in.
Now I started feeling the Fall weather and began getting some darker shades worked into the painting. I always rotate my canvas around on my easel when I am painting certain parts. I especially like to paint the tips of my hair sideways. Anybody else do this when they paint or draw?
Here is the whole painting sideways on my easel. I darkened up the background and added texture that gave me the feeling of bark on a tree.
And here it is, right side up with the my progress, so far.
Hope you have a wonderful, creative, day, Janell