Monday, January 12, 2009

Painting in Progress

Okay - I guess I am totally addicted to blogging. I have been hard at work - thinking a lot. I built a website and published it, but it hasn't shown up online yet. It said it might take 24 to 48 hours before it was accessible and I may have passed the 48 hour mark - unless it shows up soon I guess I will have to go back and see what I did wrong. I like fooling around on the web and with the computer - but this is eating up too much time. I am very close to just paying someone to do it right. In the meantime, I thought I would show you some of the progress on the big painting - and one of the reasons I have not been posting - it is very nearly finished - but it seems like the final tweaking always takes the longest

Here is the start. I began in acrylics and then switched to oils - that is the photo I am working from taped to the wall next to the painting. The painting is hanging on the wall because I don't have an easel large enough to hold it. This system works fairly well, but it tends to bounce around as I paint and gets a little frustrating.

...and here it is much later in it's development. It would just be awesome if I could get it finished tomorrow! That is what I will shoot for - this is 4 feet x 5 feet, and is by far the largest painting I have ever done in oils. I like it.

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  1. Wow... how cool is this! I've always wanted to do a big piece.

  2. Thanks for looking Sheila - it is a big undertaking indeed!