Saturday, June 4, 2011

A little progress

 So I did manage to get a little more work done today. It was barely getting anywhere until I reminded myself that this was actually supposed to be a study for the real, bigger version. So I just started going for it. Lightly painted the rest of the street in. And it felt good to make progress. I'm trying, although you wouldn't know it from looking at it, to get away from being so tight. I'd like to have the yellow building be the focus, and so in an effort to bring the attention there, have the rest of the buildings be loose. That way it will manage to be a little painterly, not just a replication from a photograph. However, I also have the problem of having to create a foreground. I really shouldn't have left so much blank space. In the photo there are cars and all sorts of stuff that my friend does not want in the painting. She doesn't want it to look like all modern, more 19th century-ish. I would honestly want the same thing if I were her. Just gotta figure out what to put there instead! But at least I got somewhere tonight. Although I could not compete with the far more productive side of the table:
Now that looks like fun!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Alisha! Your blog is fabulous. :) And nice work on the commission, they are so tricky, but you're doing a great job. :) Your kiddos work does look like fun too. And your Dieter F. Uchtdorf quote is one of my favorites! Enjoyed my visit to your blog!