Monday, June 10, 2013

Portrait Finished and more of WIP

9" x 12"
oil on Raymar board

I couldn't resist painting from this photo.  I had those great outdoors colors on my palette from mixing and put them to good use.

More progress on "Cottonwood" 12" x 12" (WIP #2)

I changed the sky on WIP #1.  In Kansas, there aren't too many days of those kind of perfect blue of skies 
so I lightened it. I like the effect I got by lightly touching between the branches in a sort of negative space.
There is a darker blue left around the took the hard edge off the tree limbs in a lot of places, also allowed me to slim them down and I like it much better now. I may darken the midsky up to top some. Amazing what the color change of the sky does to the sunlight/highlight on the tree.

WIP #2 (today)

WIP #1 ( a few weeks ago)


suzanneberry said...

lovely portrait and that tree is speaking it has so much character...this is one of my very favorites, just beautifully done! looking forward to seeing it completed!

Deb Mitchell said...

I am loving libby! But then I love everything you do!

Vern Schwarz said...

Libby is a little doll. Nice job capturing the mood and the moment. That looks like a stately tree, and I like the way the branches fill the surface. Great work Pattie.

Helen H Trachy said...

I was sure I had left you a note already telling you how much I like this painting. It's so full of innocence and satisfaction. Only a child can wake these emotions. Thanks for sharing.