I just started four more small paintings. I’ll be sharing the other three in future posts. The first one is a portrait of my sister Harmony. When I saw this picture of her, it was intriguing to me. I took this photo a few months ago, but I must have looked over it, until last week.
After I started I decided that it won’t fit in with the paintings I did of the baby birds. I want my October exhibit at CityArt gallery to be cohesive. I’m still thinking of a concept for the show. Right now it’s looking like the concept will be about awakenings, and the beginning of life.
When I first started this painting, I didn’t paint the canvas with a wash in a mid-tone color, so it was white. When I did the black and white layer, it was quite challenging to get a good idea of the true values (lights and darks) in the image. I did the same thing on another painting, and I don’t think I’ll be doing it again. The mid-tone really helps!
And NO, I’m not finished!