Monday, August 25, 2014
Here is the 4th installment… finished her body and worked right into her head. I am really happy with the way the colors worked out on Royal's body! It is sometimes hard to get those really rich dark colors. And then that pop of blue in the sheen. Here is where I end up collecting lots of pastels… some companies just have better dark colors… Girault is my favorite for having nice dark purple/browns and red/browns. Unison also has some great dark colors but because the sticks are so short and fat it is hard to get a good sharp edge.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Moving right along…. I need to get the body done before I can move onto the head. I just find it easier to work left to right... because I am right-handed. And back to front…. because it is easier to lay color down on top of another color than to butt it right up against it. Some times I change that when I am working with a lot of white… like to do the white and other very light colors last to keep it as clean as I can. Of course here I will have to go back and rework the background… but at least I have that initial nice and clean edge. I generally go back and rework all my backgrounds before I am done.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
I am doing the background a light pinkish grey… only because the client had seen one of my older pieces that was on the suede mat board and really liked it. So I am attempting to recreate it… sort of! The background is blue in the upper left because of my lighting… day light bulb on left and above, and tungsten on the right. I will eventually replace the tungsten. I really like the way Royal's body is coming along…. took me a while though. But I love using the purples and blues for that slight highlight in the shadows. And it will really make her head pop off the paper.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Almost there…. sorry I have not been posting… lots of family stuff going on. We are in the process of moving my mother down here to Florida close to me. She has moderate dementia and just fell and broke her shoulder. She has been in independent living, but now she needs more care than she can afford up in Raleigh. I have no idea how I am going to do this! We did go through this with my mother-in-law… but that was so different from my own mother. I was the support for my husband and he was not that close to his mother. Going to be a journey! I will try to post some of it here… never know who it may help or who might help me. It is so hard seeing your parents age and knowing that I am the next generation to head down that path…..