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 ...