Friday, February 19, 2010

Hibiscus Update

Here's the long awaited update to the hibiscus work in progress. I spent 4 more hours on it yesterday. Putting more details and glazes on it. I'd say most of the canvas is wet. I even painted the sides. That's why the photo I took is a little off. I was standing on a chair precariously balanced between it and a table looking down at my semi-angled easel. I managed to stay upright and not fall into it he he he. Well any how this gives you an idea of what it looks like at this stage. I'm getting close to being finished. A few more days and it should be good.

The three orchids are pretty much finished. Again the canvas is wet enough that it's hard to get a good shot so I'm just waiting for when it dries and I can get a finished shot.

What am I starting next? I'm working on portraits at the moment. I'll post those in a few days once I get some more work done on them. I really enjoy doing portraits. Just studying peoples faces is a lot of fun.

Thanks for checking in.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Three White Orchids Update

As I'm typing the title I'm thinking I need to come up with a better name then that...any ideas? I've spent several more days working on this, in between letting it dry as it is oils. So here's the update. I'm close to being finished, There's more work to be done on the back ground and a few more areas that need to be glazed. I've found it's important to make a nice solid background, otherwise it's just an unfinished background, one that I'm not happy with. Soo It's the paint and wait to dry part which takes patience.

If your curious about what's going on with the hibiscus it's coming along. I hope to work on it today or tomorrow. Today would be great as we got several inches of snow yesterday and it's cloudy outside today. Perfect light for painting :) .