Sunday, February 10, 2013

In the Studio-February 2013


So after taking a couple of months off from painting, I am finally back in the studio.  We have a new furnace and a second vent (YAY!) in the attic/master bedroom/studio and the temperature is now quite lovely and conducive to painting!  First up-my paint tray right now.


I don’t have a photo of the painting when I first started out with the background, but I was initially heading toward putting a heart on the canvas. My word of the year for 2013 is “Love” plus Valentine’s Day is close, so hearts are on my mind. This is the stage where I always worry a little about the painting because I am just building layers and it looks really crappy. (It’s all about trust.)


Next Step.


Then I decided the heart needed to go.  I love the blue colors together. 


I had some pages in my art journal that I was playing with ideas for the canvas.  I decided to go with the flower.


Then I sketched the flower with India ink.


And filled in the background and the flower a little bit more.




Here are a couple of close-ups of me painting the outline of the flower.


I had originally planned to write “Love” in India ink as well, but I decided to stay with the pthalo blue. 


My plan is to move the painting somewhere that I will see it everyday to remember my word.  I will probably put it on the wall in the dining room where the canvas with last year’s word resides. 


Love how the flower turned out Smile.  I love finishing a painting.  Have a great week!

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