Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Finished Painting

I finished the painting for the inlaws on Monday night:
I'm very pleased with it, and I know they are going to love it. It's not a perfect duplication of the original photo, but I'm happy with how it turned out. It captures the feeling of the place right, to me.

I did some more highlighting on the beach: added some dark & bright to make it look more sun-kissed with light, and did more highlighting on the trees, as well as adding in some wispy bits in the foreground grasses/bushes. There's a bit of flash burn at the top of the picture; that's what that sort of white fuzz is.

Now I just have to frame it.

I've started another picture, one of the view outside our deck. L's idea: to have a picture of our "old" place, since we're thinking of moving in the next few/several months/year. It's an amalgam of all the trees we see when we look outside. So far, I just have some colour blocked in. The style is totally not like the picture above, which is more like an oil painting (I did lots of oil painting when I was a kid - thanks for all the classes at our house, mom!).

4 comments:

  1. Congrats on your first painting post! I'm already looking forward to the next one!

    Carollyne
    http://www.carollyne.com

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  2. Thanks, sweetie! The next one will be even better.

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  3. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Sheila, I just found this tonight! No wonder you put together amazing outfits. You are truly talented.

    :-)
    Jean, who has a soft-spot for artists

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  4. Aw...thanks, Jean. I've actually done art my whole life - it is just focussed on my clothes right now. Thanks for digging up this old post!

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