So it only took a little under 7 months, this weekend I finally wrapped up the behemoth that’s been hanging in the kitchen since January. The biggest change was wiping out the sun, which I spent so much time into getting perfect the first time around. However it just wasn’t working. Once the sun got off the canvas the remainder just fell into place.
While it was fun for the most part, I’m seriously gonna think twice before starting another canvas of that size. It just takes so long and so much effort you wind up just tired of it before you’re halfway, and then once part comes out brilliant, just as imagined, everything else seems sub-par. Thank god it wasn’t in oils though, or I’d just be starting the glazes.
Next up, a commissioned (I barter for exotic liquor) series of cute jungle animals for a cute little niece. Lions, gazelles, giraffes and a penguin(?) oh My!
Spent the weekend playing around with acrylics with Wendy.
Took the plunge and started on a big canvas.. It’s definitely a big project, maybe a little too big.. but it’s actually been a lot of fun so far..
here’s the (1) initial sketch done as a doodle during a meeting at work. (2) A brief color rough / enlargement done in about 20 minutes on the pc. and (3) finally the first couple of scribbles to get it onto the freshly gessoed canvas.
Here’s a picture of the canvas with more of the sketch transferred.
And wrapping it up for the weekend
Not a bad start Got most of the base colors for everything laid in..