Here are some in progress photos of my latest piece, "Moonlight" which I started on September 28, 2014 and finished on November 27, 2014.
I didn't have an agenda for this piece as far as the subject when I started, but I did want to stick with a limited color palette. I tend to thrown a lot of color on my pieces (which I love, obviously) but this was a way to challenge myself and see what would come.
|My limited palette
About halfway through, I walked into my art room with the lights off, so the only light coming in was pre-sunrise glow. It was then that I saw the swan and I went from there.
I'm thrilled with the results. This is 18" x 18" piece on 2" deep canvas with sides painted red. That doesn't show up in these images, but it adds a nice finishing touch.
|This is when I saw the swan and decided the direction to take it.
|After I decided on the swan, I got started on the body and other details.
|I created more contrast, added more branch imagery and played with movement and flow.
|The finished piece with refined details and repeating dot pattern
I hope you enjoyed seeing my process with this piece. I'm smitten with it and look forward to more limited palette painting.