I had fun with this. I managed to finish two pieces. I will be offline until late evening, now I won’t have to rush when I get home. For the leaf, I did the veins in a lavender. But it isn’t reading well. Same value, duh. So I added the black digitally. I will go back and add the detail to the painting later.
The white is layers of a warm white, and a true white, and pale peach. Beneath all that is layers of shiraz, blue and green.
The vase has a layer of diluted white, some rust, diluted sea green, and white crayon. The pen skipped in two places, so I added the same marks on the opposite side. All this over sheet music.
Day 11 woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It started off as a mishmash I thought was better in the trash. The background was three different colors, applied with a palette knife. Pure yuck. I painted the flowers next, with the influence of Bob Burridge. I failed miserably. I do not have a focal point in the bouquet. The arrangement is to blah.
I cut the vase out of a Shubert sheet of music. That was exciting. Should have been. But the acrylic that was meant to tint it, wound up covering most of it up. I decided to use watercolor over that. Dumb idea. It just puddled on the acrylic. It took painting over and over, using very thick watercolor. As it was drying, I took a tissue and blotted most of it off. Left a nice texture. In person, you can see more of the music notes.
I was still looking at an ugly background. I picked a color, and just covered it all up. Nice and clean. And not ugly. But man, was it plain. So I grabbed a texture sheet and added some ugly grey I had mixed. Hideous Grey. But it is a nice neutral here. Ha ha ha.
I will come back and rework this. Fix the lackluster flowers. And I will redo the line textures. I think the one to the right of the vase comes too far in from the edge. And I think two would have been enough. Maybe opposite corners, but not along the bottom.
Thoughts that I will continue to consider. This weekend I may have time to rework it.
I had no idea what I was going to do with this. It started with the wash. I was started two at a time. And I put this one aside. And then I read Sea’s post. There was my inspiration. Sea was even egging me on. Donna Pierce Clark posted a gorgeous sunflower in the group. I borrowed her idea of the green centers.
I pulled out my stencils and layered them on. I thought about adding smalle sky blue flowers. But it is getting late and I still need to work on tomorrow’s piece. So instead, I splattered blue paint, and white and green. Calling is done for now. Maybe it is better to keep the palette warm. What do you think?
Day ten puts us 1/3 of the way through the challenge! That was quick! Maybe it was the long wait to do this. Ha-ha-ha.