Mar 6, 2012

Hope: Part I

12 x 18" original oil, in progress
This painting will be available March 24th at my Salt Lake event
Today was a good painting day. The brush did what I wanted it to do and it even did a little on it's own, which is always the best part of painting. 


This is how the painting looks after I paint in the background, mapping out edges for blossoms and stems. I usually begin this way, only because it helps me see the beginning of the puzzle. 


It was sunny yesterday and this morning, but by this afternoon March was definitely coming in like a lion. 

2 comments:

Maleen said...

Do you try to paint in natural light? Or is artificial adequate? I love the shadows on your paint.

Cristall Harper said...

I use artificial light. It's easiest for me.