Translate

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Painting Miss Willmott~Comp Study


I plan to paint Miss Willmott eventually. I hope to do her proud. I've been playing with a few comps and I like this one the best, so far. The movement appeals to me. It started as a rectangular format but I had too much 'dead space' in the lower left corner. I could've filled it with hazy background foliage but instead think I may try to create a border using artist's tape and let the lower right bract extend past that. I've even been toying with the idea of working some silver leaf into this one. It's just a thought for now. The main flower is pretty much dead center of the comp right now. I probably should shift it a bit one way or the other. Still playing.........

10 comments:

Ron Morrison said...

Fozbot, is that you?~Nice blog.

vivien said...

it's looking great Billie :)

I'd crop it just a little bit lower. making a long thin rectangle? still letting that leaf go off the edge though as you plan.

Billie Crain said...

Hey Ron! Yup, it's me...Fozbot. thanks for visiting.:)

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Vivien! i like your suggestion. i think i'll wind up cropping more off the right side and i'm liking the leaf hanging over the border more & more.

Jeanette said...

You know this is a plant that I keep meaning to grow. I think I will this year. Your sketch looks good and I like Vivien's suggestion of the long thin crop.

I'll be watching to see what you do with this. The colours in the plant are so striking, I'm sure it will be lovely.

Billie Crain said...

Jeanette, you must try growing this plant. it's just incredible looking in the garden. a real showstopper.

i'm going to be experimenting with colors for this project. i'll be looking just the right silvery grey/green of the bracts. it'll give me a chance to play with mixes which i love to do.

Robin Neudorfer said...

Missy.. this is going to be a great piece. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
I love the perspective you picked, so that we can see into the joints and how the leaves angle graphically across the page. I wouldn't classify this plant as graceful, but it definitely has a rhythm.

Stacy said...

Billie, I'd been wondering what happened to you. Glad to hear it was only artist's block and glad to see you blasting that block away now. I like your self portrait. Some day I will be brave enough to try one. And this very interesting flower is looking promising.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Robin! no, this plant isn't graceful by any means but it sure has drama and impact in the garden. i'm hoping to translate that to paper.

Billie Crain said...

Hi Stacy! no, i'm still around. it was my creativity that took a hike. for awhile, at least. but i'm back and hoping to break out of my block.

i love this plant! it's so unique. i'm just hoping to convey that with paint and paper.