Here is the latest work in progress photo for the larger piece I am working on. As you can see I have started on the flowers. It is at the half way mark. I would say the under painting is complete enough to really begin the fun part. Only...I need some space from it before the fun begins. So I started a daily practice piece.
The first real snow fell this past week. I walked around town (it was 15 degrees so I did not paint outside). However, I did stand there and make mental notes as to lighting and color. I tried to start on a canvas washed with that weird purplish sky color of that overcast winter day.
The colors are all muted to give it a cool feeling.
I think the pencil marks I used for the wires are too harsh here so I needed one more step.
Now I'm cold again. Time for some hot chocolate.