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Wednesday, May 16, 2007



An original sketch from my last post.....

can this become a painting?




My painting process.... very intuitive....the sketch is a general idea.




I have a rich blue background painted with acrylic on canvas (16X 20).

Now to sketch/paint with more acrylics and brushes. I make the tree on the right,which will have apples, and some further away, wispy trees on the left with the sun/moon, whichever...inthe upper left........

the women are vaguely indicated at this point....and the chicken too...



I begin to develope the tree..shapelier branches and leaves appear now! grass and foliage are springing up around their feet, the women's shapes are filling in...

As I paint, I try to stay loose and move over the entire canvas...not become hung up on any one area....

Using acrylics on canvas is very different from the free "go with the flow" approach I have for watercolor. The texture of the canvas makes it difficult for me to make smooth outline edges on the shapes in my painting...I'll need patience, and a small fine brush loaded with paint.

I think this series of decorative, illustration-like paintings is similar to art seen in some children's picture books...it is a new style for me and I'm not at all sure where I am going with it....I'll paint and post more tomorrow....at least I got some apples on the tree today!





5 comments:

LisaOceandreamer said...

I am LOVING this Lila and really like seeing your process. It's good to stretch yourself and see where it takes you! You are SO talented my dear!!
XOXO

Lady Laurie said...

Your work is beautiful, I love, love the deep blue. I am in awe of people who can paint/draw, I can only draw stick people.

lila said...

It is a stretch...Thank-you both for stopping by...your blogs are part of your creative gifts!

Daisy Lupin said...

Beautiful blues Lila, yes I do like the way you are doing the two ladies feeding the hens. Keep on going, these could be very good indeed, and a variation to your still lifes which are beautiful.

Lee-ann said...

Lila

O! How you have simply captured the beauty of the lives of woman in this picture.

I have been sitting and looking for the longest time and while I see a moment in time I see day and night combined and I see the seasons running into one but I see a beginning but I do not see and end.

I feel life goes bye us and woman carry us from one generation to the next through seasons and time and there is no end, this I see in your painting.

Beautiful!.........sorry if I am a bit deep but I truly just say it as my emotions dictate :)

Love! Your blog!
Lee-ann

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