Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - Patience- work in progress day 3

Stacey Peterson asked if I would post some detail progress photos of the lace curtain. That is just what I am working on today, so you are in luck Stacey. I started with mapping out the patterns, light against dark.
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I try to keep my approach very loose. The patterns in the design are blocked in almost in a geometric manner. I am working on the folds at the same time. The colors in the curtains are rather challenging but an awful lot of fun to paint. They catch the the light with a wonderful mix of cool blues, creamy whites and cool purples.
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The folds need to feel right. You should feel the fold's soft rolling motion. I don't have it just right yet so I will continue the struggle. I will work and rework and rework the lace. Eventually I may glaze some of this to tie it together better and add some atmosphere. This isn't much progress but I wanted to post something before the sun went down. Back to the studio for some late night work.


Mary J DuVal said...

Thank you for showing the detail of the lace. I was very curious to see how you would progress with it. I think it's beautiful. You are so kind to share your thought processes and methods. It's much appreciated.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

quite lovely; enjoyed watching it being created

stopping by today from lake trees blog; checking out the top art blogs. congratulations to you!