Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Fixing this Painting
I finished a painting...and had a buyer for it...they were only waiting for me to varnish it. So I did. The varnish wouldn't dry!!! It was thick and sticky and gathered dust, cat hair etc. I took it all off...or so I thought. It remained sticky... for 4 months. Finally I was merciless and removed every trace of varnish from the painting. Some paint came with it...so now I have to repaint the top layer. The good news is...the people still want it when I get it finished. I had previously sold them a more expensive painting in lieu of this one..for the same price as this one. Anyway...here it is so far. Just have to finish highlighting the water, the hills and put in some weeds along the front.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
I guess it wasn't finished after all...
I did some more today. I succommed to the advice to enhance the contrast of my painting to make t appear more realistic. I simply darkened the tree and the cliff. And I am glad I did. People seem to like it both ways...some like it one way..and others like it the other way. Personally..I am trying for realism...so here we go...
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Nanoose Bay-Finished Today
Monday, October 16, 2006
Woohoo! She loved it and bought it on the spot. I told her I had been thinking of putting some water drops on the leaves and petals...just a few. She wants them so I will wait for the painting to dry and then paint them. She will leave the painting with me until it is done. This is good because I am not ready to let it go yet anyway. Post Partum depression as someone told me....not ready to give up my baby yet. LOL. Anyway...here is an autumn painting I did a few years ago..since it is that time of year..and I don't have any new paintings to post.