Sunday, April 11, 2010

Peacock Painting Work in Progress~


Welcome to my WIP - Work in Progress that is!

The reference photo was taken in Tuscany when I tagged along on my hubby's business trip.  This was at a winery in the Black Rooster region.  There were several peacocks running around the property and this one was kind enough to pose for me!

I started with the largest, darkest shapes first as I was taught.  This is to help establish the rest of the values.  Now I am working on the stone around the windows.  I know I am supposed to get paint on the whole canvas before working on any details, but that just goes against my nature - when I start something I want to finish it. 

I will work on the shutters or wall next.  I tend to leave the main event until last , partly because I am procrastinating and, in this case, partly because his feathers ovelap the background.

Please come back for another exciting installment of my WIP!  Same bat time, same bat channel. 

7 comments:

Originals by Lauren said...

really interesting!

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

I can tell this is going to be a beauty. What size is this? Can't wait to see the next installment!

Carol Andre' said...

This looks like it will be beautiful. Looking forward to more on it. You mentioned loving ACEO sized works, etc. on my blog. I actually am doing traditional miniatures rather than ACEO's. If you would be interested in doing minis let me know- you might like to join our miniature forum group.

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

Tagging along on a business trip to a winery! Now that's the way to go! Your WIP is coming along wonderfully. Can't wait to see the finished painting. Good luck with Mr. Peacock!

artbylmr said...

Thanks you everyone! Leola, the size is 24x12". I have been looking for something that would work on this canvas.

Bridget said...

it's coming along beautifully. and I love your batman referece...the original tv show was one of my favs as a kid...adams family too

DEB said...

I can't wait till you get to the bird!!

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