Ta dah! Well, here’s an early swipe at a crepe myrtles painting measuring 40 x 30 inches. I love everything about crepe myrtles — love the flowers, love painting them, love the season when they bloom while cicadas are singing. And I am loving using acrylic paint in transparent veils of color — somewhat watercolorish looking in character, though very different from watercolor in the painting of it.
Here’s another peek … clearly a landscape in the works! I am loving using acrylic paint in veiled layers.
So, I’m going to be a little dramatic. Why not? This is detail numero uno. A little bit of warm color to start the day.
It has been tweaked from its appearance in the previous post … there may be more tweaking still … you never know.
Dark and cold is what this is. It measures 24 x 18 inches.
Here’s the whole painting, measuring 30 x 24 inches, painted using acrylic paint. The detail that featured in the previous post is to the left. It’s in the works still … of course!
This is not the whole painting — this is just a section of it — just a peek.
First swipe at the landscape of crepe myrtles in a long format. The canvas measures 18 x 36 inches.
I’ve almost persuaded myself that it’s not January.
I read through the forms using a ball point pen in the previous post, and here I’ve rehearsed the forms in color using Caran d’Ache Neopastels (oil pastel). The drawing measures 18 x 11 inches. Didn’t color everything. It’s just a dress rehearsal, still thinking out loud.
Chaotic looking here, but this was my first practice for a painting. Describing the shapes to myself using the pen helps me find a thought path into the painting.