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Friday, November 20, 2009

Moving Closer!

Ok...I could write a book about why this is taking so long. I have been sick since Pasadena...but am improving daily now. Also I was asked to do 3 paintings for a book from Quarto Press in London which I began and was ready for the first photo shoots when my son rolled his truck and totalled it and things just had to be cancelled. He is ok...but it was a crazy few days there and the deadlines were right then...impossible for me to do. So that took time as I had 4 paintings going of the step by steps...now they are useless! ARGH!

I finally dared to just do something with the background. Yes, I considered the wash outside the window but this is such a complex piece I feared too much was going to distract from the point of interest...so this is what I have decided on...just the appearance of a shadow across the wall behind and sun coming in...Hopefully this will be enough to support the subject and not detract. I would keep painting on this but on Tuesday our local PBS station is coming to do some filming and so thought I might leave some of this now to do when they get here...but I will need to get it done quickly then and photographed as I already missed AWS submissions because of the book painting...that really got me off track along with being sick. Thanks for your patience!

4 comments:

Debbie Cannatella said...

Beautiful, Janie! As always, just beautiful! I love all the earth tones with the pop of pure color.

Jane Freeman said...

Thanks Debbie...this is one I am anxious to get completed but things keep getting in the way!

Billie Crain said...

OMG! That background is perfect, Jane! It really makes the main focal points explode in a good way.

Pam Utton said...

Oh my goodness, I can't even imagine how long it would take to capture such fine detail. This is a wonderful painting. Thank you for sharing.