7 hours didn’t get me very far

I painted 4 hours in the afternoon and 3 hours in the evening and have still not finished the leaves.

The leaves are now being painted with opaque paints with a fair amount of white mixed in.  I am using opaque paints because I need that opacity to paint on the dark green backgrounds.

After I painted the green background on the trees, I had to put my fabric and printed cartoon on a light table and retrace the lines for the leaves. I used a mechanical pencil that Bohin makes with white lead.

7 Responses to “7 hours didn’t get me very far”

  1. Quilt Rat says:

    WOW! It looks incredible even at this stage. You get such wonderful depth………feels like we can step right into the image.

  2. cindy shake says:

    I can see why it’s taking you a while -it’s absolutely LOVELY! Such wonderful graceful movement already in the tree branches and completed leaves!

  3. Looks great! Sorry it doesn’t go faster, but that amount of finesse just takes time.

  4. jojo says:

    I don’t care how long it takes if we can get daily pics of your progress. LOVE it!

  5. The leaves look amazing, so I would say time well spent!

  6. Jeannie says:

    Amazing. I am in awe of the art you create.

  7. […] love getting really focused and tightly rendering a representational image while painting, but recently I have been trying to get looser and more gestural with my painting, […]

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