Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone.  I'm a few days late, but I hope all of you are off to a good start in 2015.  2014 was a mixed bag, so I'm glad to put it behind me and have a fresh start.

One of the good things about last year was that I got a lot of painting done.  I have a few that I have not posted about yet, so I will start to remedy that today.



This was the original set up.  I'm obsessed with peaches, even though they are the hardest fruit for me to paint.  If you don't get the peach fuzz just right you will end up with nectarines!


To start I did my usual block in, then background color, then shadows.  Finally, I put in the rest of the colors.  I like to at least cover the entire canvas during that first painting session.


This was day two.  As you can see, it is now starting to look a bit more like a painting.  This is a good time to make sure everything in the painting is the way you want it to be.  I spent some time getting the dimensions and shadows of the vase just right.


More layers of paint.  The trick to working with Innerglow Panels is to do as many coats as possible.  I'll never be a daily painter, but that's okay.  I like to work until everything is just right.


Once the vase was dry I put in the blue pattern.  You don't have to wait for the original paint to dry, but the advantage to doing so is that you can wipe off any mistakes you make with the pattern.


This is the finished painting.  It was tough to get those peaches, but I'm happy with how the painting turned out.

This is not the best photo, I just snapped it with my phone so I could show it to you.  If we ever have a day when we are not in a deep freeze and it is not raining, I will varnish this and properly photograph it.

I hope everybody is staying warm!