Sunday, December 30, 2007

Finally, an update (it still ain't done)...

It has been soooooo long since I've gotten downstairs to work on my painting. I have no excuse but that I have been busy and I think I've been a little afraid to touch it. I have no teacher now, to fall back on, to ask advice of and to get feedback from. I am on my own - at least for now.

I have done most of the last of the work on the boat - I have finished the superstructure and I'm not sure how to do anything constructive to the hull, so I think I'll leave it alone - for now. I have added some rocks (and reflections of those rocks) to the shallow end of the harbor and a small black sand beach at the bow of the boat. See below ...



What I am left with now is the need to finish the reflections in the harbor water - the quay is next, and possibly, last. After that, I need to paint proper foliage along the borders of and down the middle of the dirt/muddy road. Beyond that, there is the need to correct a few minor errors/omissions and the piece will be done. I feel I'm getting close now and for the most part, I am happy with the piece. What I have done here, and learned here, will inform my next piece, which is also based on the same photo that inspired this one - an element left out of this piece because I felt it made the piece too complicated. And, for anyone who cares to, comments are welcome.

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I like it and think you have done a great job. I paint with acrylics (but have not done much in 5 years since after the kids were born) and I know the amount of effort you put into it. I love the color and the composition is good - I am partial to greens and blues as these colors are easy on the eyes.

LceeL said...

Michelle: Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the supportive comment. I thought I would be done by now, but I find I spend a lot of time thinking about any changes before I execute them - I don't want to rush into changes that might take me off in an unexpected direction. I find that if I don't plan EXACTLY what I'm going to do then I'm liable to do almost anything BUT what I really want to do.

And I like greens and blues, too.

Sandy C. said...

Wow, this is really coming along :) I love the greens and blues as well. Especially the greens. I cannot wait to see the final product...