Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm going to need more paint.

When we last saw each other, my newest tree painting looked like this...


The plan was to turn it into one of the very pretty light pink flowering trees that are all over my neighborhood (I can't remember their name!)


First I started covering the gold foil...


Then I covered over the dark blue line of foliage in the background...


Then I changes the sky color...

And finally I was ready to turn my tree pink.


Ok.  Half a tube of white paint to make...pink frosting. Not good.

Scrape scrape scrape...

Hmmm...now what do I do with all of the fresh paint I just scraped off?


At least I could use the paint to cover over some old paintings :)


Well, even though I wasted a bunch of time and paint on the actual tree, I do think I'm heading in the right direction with the color relationships, and the layers are looking really good in person.  And, when I was looking at the painting from across the room, I could see that the light was catching the gold foil just right.

So, I've got THAT going for me.  Which is nice


3 comments:

c.dingman said...

Thanks for sharing this. I have had many more of these than I have had succeed. You do great work and the price the public pays for is only your best.

Giselle McMenamin said...

I do love these tree portraits.

DJ said...

Just found your blog again after seeing it in my faves. You're now on my blogroll so I will remember your beautiful sharing. Yay!

In the "before" work, I loved the depth of the blue background, and the spontaneity of the limbs, which gave it a wonderful freshness.
For the pink trees in your neighborhood, try a new canvas.

From one who has painted lots of cake icing! :-)