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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Jack in the Pulpit Thumbnail




I'm planning to paint Jack in the Pulpit next using my spray technique. The actual flowers are pretty simple but as usual the background will take some careful thought. Using my colored pencils I created a thumbnail of the plant on semi-transparent paper. Then I colored an underlay of a possible background and folded my thumbnail over it to get an idea what it will look like without drawing and redrawing the plant. I'll probably be doing a couple more before deciding what works best.

6 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Very good start Billie. This one is going to be very interesting, with a hint of abstract coming.

Billie Crain said...

thanks Robin. i may play around some more with the comp. that one stem leads the eye off the painting too much now that i see it. this may call for some new colors, too. so far i've kept to the same palette but this..ummm...not so sure.

Mary said...

I like what I am seeing Billie and at the same time I just want to tell you how happy I am that things are moving and I knew they would be once your art would be seen.

Billie Crain said...

Mary! good to see you and thanks for the vote of confidence.:) the jack in the pulpit is on hold while i wait for a Blick order. still playing with comp, too. it may not look a thing like my thumbnail once i get this started. who knows.......

Robin Neudorfer said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, BILLIE!!!

Billie Crain said...

thanks Robin!!!!