Sharon's blog: Polly's Painting

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 5:18 PM

This a painting I made for PollyK.

I always paint from the back to the front and so I started with the background. It's less important than the subject, the iris, so I'll only suggest iris foliage but will give it no detail.

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I also start painting at the top, keeps my arm off the wet paint.

It started looking like a very weird blue eyed bird, but that's the beauty of acrylics, you can underlay dark colors yet lighten them as you build up to the true color.

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Sunlight was streaming in when I tried to paint, lower left above; that's not always good because you can't stay true to color. I had to wait for less direct light to finish.  Still looks to me like a big purple bird. Sigh.

 


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Merry Christmas, Polly, my sweet forever friend!

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