Then I choose the paper. This time I decided to try to paint on a piece of paper that I had crackled. It has its challenges but I think it will work. Don't get too turned off yet, it is only the beginning. This is a little more "crazed" than I would like; however, it will work.
Truthfully, at the beginning, I thought this surface was a little scary to try to do any detail work. Now that I have started, with each consecutive layer of paint, I am able to be more detailed.
Below you can see where I am at as far as the progress of the painting. There is a lot to do yet and at some point, it will all magically just come together. I am not there yet…Alas. Ha!
I love New York City. I think the people are very friendly. No matter where I have traveled, everyone seems to welcome me and help me find my way around.
About a year ago, I purchased a book on Central Park. The park seems to be filled with people during the day, but what does it look like at night? Back in the early 1900s, I picture it a friendly place--even at night! I imagine couples walking hand in hand in the moonlight. I picture horses and sledding and children with their parents. That is what I want to depict. It is this feeling I am hoping to portray. Smile.
Please feel free to offer any suggestions; hopefully, I will be able to add them. Also, if there is something that doesn't make sense, please remember that I am a more interpretive painter. That is my disclaimer. I like things VERY MUCH to be fun! Best!