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.