Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Strumming - A Work in Progress

It is a cold day -6F (-21C) and with the wind blowing feeling like -10F (-23C), but it is sunny which is something to enjoy.

I pulled out this painting of my daughter Christine that I had started a couple of years ago (see post on 19 October 2011).

First I started by painting her shoes which would complete the lower half of her body; although I may wash pale blue over her pants.

Continuing with the black paint which was a mix of French ultramarine blue, burnt sienna and a touch of alizarin crimson I added more shading on the guitar, guitar strap and darkened the sun glasses.

Using a wash of raw sienna I painted in the neck and bridge of the guitar.

With a pale wash of alizarin crimson I added a little colour into her cheeks, ear and neck.

I will post this painting at a later date as more work on this painting is completed.