Monday, September 30, 2019

Step 6

Today I used my iPad to see details in the reference photo instead of looking at a printed photo. I corrected a lot of things on the pants, put a base layer on the shoes, and added the darkest shadows where he touches the cement. Still a very long way to go.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Curiosity step 5

This morning was for concentrating on the pants. I think they are done, at least until corrections at the end. I did a little on the shirt stripes but ran out of time to do more today.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Step 4

Today I worked more on the shirt and pants. The hand was still too wet to work with.  The shirt is going to take the longest.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Step 3

I really have to start daily (when possible) work on this to have it dry for our art club’s show in December. Today I worked at the top of the painting on the water, a little on the face and ear, added one colour in the stripes of the shirt, started a background wash on the hand, and started a background wash on the pants. I’m still thinking about how I’m going to handle the cement.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Step 2

I’m finally back at work on this one. I’ve had family visiting, meetings for our local art club, and a quick trip out of town yesterday. I have to get working on this so I’m going to try and work on it every couple of days to allow layers to dry between.

I painted about 3 hours today and changed a lot. I redid the cement bench colours. Right now it’s just the base colours and I still have to add layers of colour on top. I started on the face, pants, and started figuring out some of the stripes on the shirt. The upper background is going to be water to make sense to people who don’t know where this is but again, it’s just the background layer and will be blurry and lighter when finished.