A blog about my thoughts and my love of artwork as it develops. It reflects some of the basic steps that I go through to achieve the artwork which is eventually presented to Spicher and Co, an innovative design firm that manufactures artwork for the trade. The why, what, how, and where are a few of the questions that I attempt to answer as I blog away! This is a tiny window into the life of a painter, and my hope is that my love for life shines through in the objects that I work to create.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Another 3-D Mermaid, Part 3
Painting the mermaid
and Creating the Composition
She's Painted and cut out, I love
her sweet expression
I have the backdrop finished, almost. I may create some more shadows in the water as I progress thru the painting. This is when the painting really starts to get interesting. It is all coming together, the colors are building... Pretty soon, I will have a finished piece!
Here (below) was where I finished up at the end of last week. The frame is still not finished. I will post some pictures of that, too, as I get to that step of the process. For now, I have placed this lemon gold frame over the painting because it is almost the correct size, ironically.
After I drew the mermaid (see the previous post), I carefully painted her and then cut her out. I am now at the place where I must decide where to place her on the painting.
Can you tell that she is ON TOP of the painting? She is not securely fastened yet. I want to be certain of the composition.
The next thing I had to paint was the sailor. He is fishing and is in the background. He will be catching a MARLIN. Here are some reference pictures that I took off the internet that I liked.
I have not painted this yet.
Here is my sailor. I love his pinstriped pants!
I will paint the fishing rod tomorrow as well as the Marlin. There is going to be a ship in this piece, too. It will be on the right side. I may add a shell or two and a scripture about the loaves and fishes that the customer requested. It will be really a neat and meaningful painting when I am finished. Sorry this process has drug out a bit. You know what they say,