Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas 2011 painting completed!

Praise Lord God! I completed my Christmas painting! I still need to mount it up onto a wooden frame support and varnish it. I took a photo before the varnish since it seems to photograph better before than afterwards. I was able to order my Christmas postcards tonight too!!! Better late than never! I learned so many new things doing this painting and I learned I have a lot more to learn too, esp about color, color value and relationships of light and shadow. Also learned I do not like to paint small so my 1st try on this painting took 2 months on a smaller version(estimated size: 8 1/2" x 10 1/2")then I dropped it and started over on a much larger version(25" x 32 1/2"), but I learned what works for me so it was very useful having put in the time doing the smaller version. Had to crop some of the edges due to parellex in the photo(still learning, I believe the colors are truer to the original than others I've taken before)but it does not take anything of significance away. This painting is painted all in acrylics. I hope who ever stops by will enjoy it. Thank you.