Sometimes the paint flows, and sometimes it doesn’t. This was one of those weeks when the paint was not my friend. When I saw the reference photo on Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes From Different Folks painting challenge, I thought it would be an easy assigment after the complicated Amish farm scene. I thought I could blow through it in three hours or less.
Oh, silly me.
It always takes longer than I think it will. Much longer. But it’s worth the journey in the end.
Here are a few images taken along the way:
The drawing in pen. Not worried about being neat, because most of it will be covered with paint eventually.
Starting to put some transparent color down, keeping it sloppy. All the veges get a coat of cad yellow before I layer on the other colors. Reds and greens have a nice glow when painted over yellow.
I loved the color in the onions.
After many layers of acrylic paint, the onions now have lots of texture on them.
The finished piece. Or is it? I’m still playing with cropping…
As always, thanks for stopping by for another episode of “As The Paint Turns.”