I promised I would post again. Surprised? I am. I can't remember the last time I posted two days in a row. I am going to start some daily paintings again soon and I will be posting several times a week again. This is because I will be teaching a daily painting course at the (Joslyn Museum of art) here in Omaha for six weeks this summer. So I better paint what I preach!
This isn't a daily painting. It's one I have been working on for a little while. Sorry but I didn't take a photo until I got this far along in the process. I got the idea for painting shells back in February after our trip to Florida. I thought I might do a few paintings with shells and see if I can get an East coast gallery interested.
This is how I set it up my shadow box. I found these upholstery samples at the thrift store last year. I paid a dollar for a book of them, about 40 samples in the book. I love the variety. It will be interesting to match them with different shells in several compositions.
I started with the wipe off method. Then started applying color with a nearly dry brush and very little paint.
The gold pitcher is getting close and the shells are starting to come along. I haven't done much with the background yet. Perhaps I should have started on that first?
This stage is a few hours more work. I won't tell you what the difference is between this and the last photo. See if you can see the changes. No wonder I am so slow at this.
I have more photos from the salon show but I will show them next week in another post.