Friday, February 13, 2009

Work in Progress Done!









I know this took way to long. I had some other projects going on so I would sneek this in here and there. I still may do some tweeking, but it is essentially done. If you scroll down for previous posts you can see some 'in progress' photos. I also included the reference photo used to paint from.

I think I still may lighten up some flowers/leaves faceing the sun and adjust one of the window mouldings for perspective, but you can get the idea! I just noticed that I didn't finish the pumpkin stems - OOPS! So I still need to do that.

This one was a challenge! I had to darken the values of the entire piece from the photo so I could keep the magenta color without going too pink in the light. I also kept the hanging petunia looking more alive than the photo. Let's just pretend it is earlier in the fall when they were healthier.

Thanks for all your kind comments on this as I went along! I need to take a better photo too - the colors are so much better in the painting.

8 comments:

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

Breathtaking.....I think this is one of my favourite pieces of yours :)

DEB said...

Looks great! Well worth the wait!!

artbylmr said...

Thank you Southie and Deb! I am partial to this one myself:)

Nancy and the fatties said...

Hi Lynne, I saw you over on Jean Levert Hood's blog and love your work! Really amazing. I think I like your version better than reality.

DEB said...

Lynne, I'm tagging you and your wonderful work. Please come to the Feb. 16 post on my blog for an explanation!

Lily Pang said...

Lovely colors and scene!

Miriam said...

I agree with Nancy...I think I like your version better than the actual photo! It's beautiful!

José said...

Hi,

It looks great.
Shows some great colours and a convincing 3D feeling.

Best regards,

José

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