Monday, August 17, 2015

Bath Time - A Work in Progress

With another day of high temperatures 93F (33.9C) and humidity making it feel like 103F (39.4C) I don't expect to see very many people come through the art show until closer to the weekend, although there is a slight breeze today.

Last night I saw all the swallows flocking together and I am saddened this morning as they have left on their long journey south for the winter. I will miss watching them in flight and hearing their soft calls.

I thought this would be a good painting to work on today as I have been working on it for a while (see posts on 11 and 16 July and 28 December 2014, 21 January, 08 February, 24 May and 23 July 2015).

I softened some areas of the towel, as they were too dark and making it look very busy.

Using various mixtures of French ultramarine blue, cobalt blue and burnt sienna I painted the wrappers on the remaining two bars of soap, adding a small spot of cadmium red to the top of one of them.

Now it was time to start painting the various seashells of the soap dish.

The flat shells that were set on the back part  of the soap dish to look like leaves were painted in using raw sienna, Antwerp blue and for the darker areas a touch of burnt sienna was added.

For the small shells between the two "leaves" that were supposed to look like a flower I used a mix of alizarin crimson and burnt sienna and blocked in the darker areas.

I will post this painting at a later date once I have completed the remaining shells.

Bonnie Windover sold a painting and small items were sold by Diane Collins.

The hours for our show are:
17 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
18 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
19 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
20 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
21 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
22 Aug 15 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
23 Aug 15 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

We hope you can come out and enjoy the artwork.