Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Humming Along on the Next Painting, Wow

Next up!
As I await my new invitation to participate in the 100 Paintings Challenge, and the next online course Cultivate Collectors to begin, I started another work. Gee, I am humming along, aren't I?

When I took all those photographs of my veggie haul I wasn't thrilled with most of them. I even had a few I didn't bother printing out. This photo was one of those I had no intention of painting from. Well, lookie here. Guess I was wrong.

Finally using my brain, I sketched this out over the weekend to be prepared for the sessions to begin during the week. Smart cookie.

I was so excited to paint that I thought about it before I fell asleep, each time I woke during the night (which was alot) and it was the first thing when I got up to start my day. It's great to have that motivation going.

The plan of attack was running in my head. Where was I going to start? How would I treat the areas that seemed to flow together? Which colors was I mixing to give the work the feeling I was after?

Plenty of questions, and I hope I have some good answers.

While my granddaughter napped, I ran to the studio and put down some color.  I thought I might try to keep a light hand on this one. I'm not sure where it's going to go, but it's a beginning.

6 comments:

  1. It's so good to get a great head start on a painting....it takes me ages to work it out in my head first, during and after!

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    1. I paint in my head so much, but I'm trying to get it out of there and onto the paper!

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  2. Wow Dora - you're zipping right along!
    Love seeing you so motivated to paint - and the results are looking good! xx

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    1. Pat, I think the class I took is helping me clear myself and work instead of doing everything but work. Thanks for the pat on the back!

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  3. Looking good so far, Dora! Great start, and it sounds like you have really got a plan of attack!

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