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Friday, January 21, 2011

Taking It Slowly ...

Photo I took at Darts Hill last summer

Road map

1st day of painting

2nd day

3rd day


4th day

   This painting will be fairly large, about 17 x 21 inches of framable image, when completed. I'm going quite slowly, many layers of glazing. And, contrary to my usual habit, I am painting the background first. I thought this wiser, as the peony has such beautiful, light values. I hope to finish the leaves this weekend, and paint all the background preparatory to starting the flower. To be continued ...

6 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful Kathryn! I really love the way you paint the leaves, I think green is so tricky to get right. :)

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  2. That is going to be gorgeous when you complete it. I love all the flowers people are painting right now, guess most are tired of winter.

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  3. Look forward to seeing the finished painting Kathryn, beautiful!

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  4. oooooh ahhh - this is gonna be a good one. I've enjoyed the animals too. and I enjoy your drawing as much as your painting.

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  5. I love the way you create your paintings slowly and with patience... sometimes it needs time to let the idea unfolding and growing... I find that sometimes it's better if I stop to paint and restart the day after, because I see better after a pause, and I have less risks to ruin all because of hurry... Have a good Sunday!

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  6. coming together very nice Kathryn

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