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Friday, January 12, 2007

Purple Waterlily Demo


This will not be a complete demo telling you colors I use etc but rather one of solving a problem. This painting first of all has been on hold because of Christmas, company and then a friend moving. Now the days are mine again I need to get back to work. The problem is that I would like the water to express more blue of the sky rather than the grays that my photo is showing. It actually was very gray water that day but I want this to be more colorful. I run the risk of course of making it look unrealistic so I will proceed carefully. I have decided that I now have a few of my darks in and before I go any further with the flower, I want to see what the values of the water will do. It might alter what I think I will do with the flower...so it is essential to see this large mass filled in so I can more accurately gauge what to do with the flower. I could go to far with the flower and have a very dark painting. I want the flower to stand out so that is why I choose to now switch to the background to help me make some decisions. They might be wrong...but I find this lessens my chances of error. So the stage you are looking at now is before any water goes in. Hopefully having shown you this will spur me on now to work faster and get the water in to show you how this will progress! I just peeked and of course I loaded the picture sideways!!! Leave it to me...but the rest will be the right way I promise! HA!

2 comments:

Swee said...

Hi Jane

Glad to have found your site. I am from malaysia and I must say you are a more accomplished artist than I will ever be! Your art is amazing!

Jane Freeman said...

Thank you so much! I think this will show you that even when you paint everyday, there are still problems that arise and the most important thing is to challenge yourself with each painting to force you out of your comfort zone. This piece is making me uncomfortable but I have learned several things again.