Friday, January 11, 2008

Peaches WIP


A very happy New Year to everyone and I am sorry for taking forever to post something on my blog. I hope this year is treating you all well an that many blessing and good things will come your way.


I have very slowly been applying the color to my grisaille and I must say this is a most fascinating process. In the last update that I sent to Michael Newberry, he asked me to do a little assignment for him before we had our next session. This assignment was to go to each side of my set up and draw the still life from that angle, one on the right of it an one on the left of it. It took my brain a while to assimilate why it was he wanted me to do this but when it was explained to me, I found that it is an incredible tool. The cloth on the left side of my painting is too close to us so the assignment was for me to be able to estimate the distance from my point of view when painting that part of the piece and this is done by making a quick sketch in perspective, viewing it from each side. My next step is to correct the cloth in the painting by pushing it back.

10 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Mary this looks incredible so far. Your dedication to see this through is inspiring. I love the colors you have chosen, and the richness you have created even when pushing them back into the background. Keep up the great work.

Mary said...

Robin, thank you for the encouraging comment. I am feeling more at ease with it and hope to advance a little faster.

beto said...

Mom, wonderful work, don't worry if it`s just one little step at a time, remember what we say here in Mexico,"Mas vale paso que dure y no trote que canse"

that`s going to be a masterpiece.

Mary said...

Thank you Son, this is a wonderful unexpected comment. :)

leslyf said...

My best wishes to you and your family for this new year, Mary. I look forward to continuing to see your beautiful work take shape.

Billie Crain said...

lookin' good, Mary!*thumbsup* i still can't get over the paper wrapped peach. it looks as though it could be plucked right off the screen.

Mary said...

Lesley thank you and I also wish you and your family the best for this year and that it be an excellent art year, too.

Mary said...

Thank you Billie for seeing that in the painting, I hope I can keep it that way when I start with color on the tissue.:)

Anita said...

Mary - WOW - just fantastic! You are an inspiration!

Robyn said...

Mary, I'm so excited and I'm sure I'm not your only fan who has been anticipating the application of colour. And it is fantastically beautiful! Also fascinating to learn about Michael's tip to sketch your set up from other angles. I must remember that one.
You have been so patient with this painting and you deserve for it to be wonderful.