Saturday, September 14, 2013

Curiouser and Curiouser ...

my sketch

first w/w washes - quin. sienna and quin. burnt orange
I previously did a thin glaze of pink & phthalo blue for the shadows.
Then I tried to get as much pigment on in the washes as possible.

phthalo blue gradated wash for the sky

Curiouser and Curiouser
10.5 x 7.5 inches/ 26 x 19 cm./ unframed
Available through my blog via paypal
quin. gold and some weird green [I don't remember the name, but it granulates nicely] for the grass
I thought "Curiouser & Curiouser" was an appropriate title. When I was taking photos of the heifers, they were all but crawling through the fence to see what I was doing.

The middle one is my reference.

Up close and personal! :)

I met with the owner a few weeks ago, and have, since then, been carefully darkening Krystie. The top photo shows more of what the background is really like, and the bottom one shows [somewhat] the darkening. If I leave the painting here much longer, I will nit-pick it to ruin, so I had better get it to the owners this weekend!

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