Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December Views...Day 7

Something I've never done, is a photographic journal of a painting from start to completion. So just for fun, I'm going to start one here with a mermaid that I began today...

She began as a rough sketch on a little piece of scrap paper that I did back in August on holidays...



Then today, I drew her much larger on an 18x32 inch canvas panel...



The background was roughed in with vibrant greens and blues...



Then comes my favorite part...beginning the layers of colour that create highlights...shadows...and ultimately her personality...



I can't wait to get back at her tomorrow...:)

9 comments:

solsticedreamer said...

what a gorgeous picture and thank you so much for sharing her creation! i cannot wait to see her complete :)

Brandi said...

one word: GORGEOUS!!!

blisswarrior said...

she is beautiful!!!!!

Joan said...

How beautiful :)

From seeing these gorgeous sketches and the process... it adds so much personal and creative value to the completed painting... I cannot wait to see her when she is finished :)

so much love to you today xo

lissa said...

it looks good even at this early stage!

-lissa
in the frame

daisies said...

wow ~ she is stunning!!

Jaime said...

Wow...how I wish I could do what you do. Have always wished I could paint. How beautiful she is!

And what a wonderful post idea...not just the finished painting, but this time we get to come along on your creative journey. Love it.

xoxo

Sacred Suzie said...

She is so lovely! I love her impish and cute personality. You are so very talented and enchanting.

Britt said...

i love sark and christine northrup too. :)
i think there is truth in that: you are what you read.
i like the flow of your blog...like sitting by the lake breathing in the fresh air, so relaxed, informal, non-linear.
your life sounds divine. a pleasure to be introduced to it and to you. :)