Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


VPC - 3

The surprising thing (for me)
 was that the painting needed to have one of the books be a tall one. 
Different than my own painting that I was "copying" 
- this one:

The composition is a little different. So, the last book is taller, poppies now have some color:

A couple of petals fell.

This is how it looked on the easel. Notes everywhere. 

At this point I showed my patron the painting and she thought - and rightly so, 
that there was too much green in the back and foreground. So I began messing with it.
(But she loved the books!)

The photo below shows a piece of acetate film clipped to the panel -
 I tried a new color by painting over it, finding it was much too light in the foreground ...

... even when trying a shadow.

So, I tried a different color over the top 
and it seemed to work so I went for it. 
Next post will be the last, and I will have the frame finished as well.
 Thank you very much for hanging with me!


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