Friday, January 27, 2023

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 27, 2023)



Here is my painting as it looks today.  I have been working on the background color and am finally pretty happy with it. That was quite a struggle over the past few days I would love to say that this is finished, but can only say that it is very close.  This is the basic painting. I don't plan to make any major changes.  But I can see areas that need to be fixed, little lines gone awry, etc. You might not even notice some of them on screen. Although the changes are tiny, they make a difference in the aggregate.  So I will continue to make those changes as I prepare this painting for mailing out. I plan to post one last time, with changes made, before I send it to my long-lost friend Marcia.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 25, 2023)



Here is my current project as it looks now, January 25th.  Recent work includes modifying the shapes of a few leaves, repainting the leaves against the wall, making them darker for more contrast, and working on light and shadow on the wall.  I think this last needs a bit more work, but apart from that, this is getting very close to completion.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 22, 2023)



Here is my current project as it looked yesterday.  Using my photo reference, I added a few additional blossoms.  I also tried to suggest places were the sunlight has broken through the foliage.  I am still working to fix miscellaneous small problems, any bothersome stems or leaves out of place.  But I think this is almost finished. . . NOTE: I didn't change the background color, but this was photographed in daylight while other versions were photographed at night under artificial light.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 21, 2023)



Here is my painting as of January 21st.  I spent some time trying to smooth out the colors on the wall. I am still refining the foliage, adding a few leaves, and darkening the leaves that are against the wall.  These are the kind of small changes that I make as I am finishing a painting. But in addition to making corrections, I am looking hard at the reference photo, trying to capture the play of light and shadow.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 20, 2023)



I was only able to work on this painting for a short time today, but I continued adding areas of light and shadow to the adobe wall, using my photo reference as a guide. This is getting close to finished, but there is still work to do (smoothing out colors, sharpening details, fixing mistakes). To be continued. . . 

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 19, 2023)



Here is my painting-in-progress as it looked on January 19th (yesterday).  I am still working on details of leaves and blossoms, but also trying to add light and shadow to the wall itself, using my reference photo as a guide.  

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 18, 2023)



Here is my current project as it looks now. Today I added some shadows to the foliage, refined some of the leaves, and began adding some shadows to the wall.  I think this is on the way to being done. . .

Monday, January 16, 2023

Trumpet Vine for Marcia (Painting as of January 15, 2023)



Here is my current painting as of January 15th.  I have been working on the shadows within the foliage. Using my reference photo as I guide, I have been painting in shadows within the foliage, using dark blue and purple.  I have been reworking some of the leaf shapes as I go. To be conitinued. . .