Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Paint Is Peeling!

I had to take a break because I was going cross-eyed. I've got a good start on the peeling paint--just have to work toward the stern when my eyes recover.

I have to admit, I'v been avoiding that grass. I don't want to imply, rather than explicitly define the it, especially since it's right in the foreground, but I must remind myself that the grass is not the focal point.

Yes, I messed with the sky some more and I need to get busy on the roof shingles (and fix the angle of the foreground gable). Oh, and there's a twiggy brushy thing in the left foreground that I'm going to add once the grass is done. Overall, there are lots of little details that should finish it up nicely.

The next post will be the final, completed work. Hopefully, by the end of the week or sooner.

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  1. I'm looking forward to the finished product. To my layperson's eye, it looks finished already! :)

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    1. I think I will get to working on it again tomorrow. Just didn't feel like doing anything today...
      ...and I can't wait to do the final scan. My watercolor block is just a bit too big for my scanner, and so it lays about 3/8 of an inch off the glass. When it's done, you'll see that the colors are more vivid...just sayin'

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  2. That's still a beautiful rendition of her photo!

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    1. Thanks Alex--I can't wait till it's all done! :)

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  3. I have a sneaking suspicion that you scurry through the "broad work" so that you can hurry and get to the detail work -- because that is when it becomes fun. Like Charlie, and you are probably horrified, it looks finished to me. That is a compliment from both of us, by the way.

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    1. Oh Jerry, Jerry, Jerry...it's far from done! Well, not so far now--I worked on it quite a bit today and maybe it will be done tomorrow--but THIS (above) is SO NOT done! ;) But thanks for the compliment :)

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  4. That grass! And the water!!!!! Sorry, I'm obsessed with the water. It's all I ever mention, lol.

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    1. Wait till you see the water in the boat when it's all done and up close! I'm a little obsessed too :)

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