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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Pouring Demonstration - Day 2

Well, this is the second installation of the poured leaves demonstration. I now have around 4 hours in this one - I usually don't keep track, but someone asked me last night, during the demonstration, how long it takes to do a painting, so I am keeping track of this one.

It is beginning to take shape - you can at least see the leaves now. There is still a lot of work to do on this one - I still have to finish the negative painting around the leaves and then I will start to finish the detailing on the surface of the leaves. I can see that I still have to set up a definite value pattern to determine eye movement and focal point, but am still tippy-toeing around those elements right now!

Hoping to find time to work on it tomorrow night - I have a doctor's appointment in the afternoon, so won't have time to paint until after dinner.

2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

My eye finds the focal point to be right between the two biggest leaves in the center. I'm drawn right into the branches of the tree (bower?), as if through a door or even a tunnel. I think this is so beautiful, Barb!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Between you and Lin Frye, I continue to be in awe of your negative painting skills! I have tried and tried to master this, but it remains very iffy in my skills set. But, in the meantime, I can certainly enjoy your and her paintings done negatively!