View Full Version : WDEMar22/13 **My New Spring Bonnet** WIP

03-25-2013, 10:07 PM
Started this Friday night and haven't been back to it. So thought I'd better get it posted,
hope to finish it in the next couple days.
Just realized it could meet the Brilliance challenge Susan put up too, with all these colors. :lol:
Don't ask, they just arrived on their own. :wink2: :rolleyes: :D
I cropped and posturized the reference.
Using a limited palette of Quin magneta, Cad yellow light, Phthalo Blue (GS) and White -Tit and Zinc,
all Golden Heavy Body Acrylics......on a 9x12 sheet of Acrylic Paper
....So sorry I tried the paper, hate it. :( I should know better,
and stick to my canvas, so much easier.:rolleyes:

So here's where I'm at so far, about 1 1/2 hrs. pretty well blocked in,
now to get some lights and darks, finish my Bonnet, and maybe play with the background some more.........:rolleyes:

Comments and Critiques always welcome.
Thanks for looking!!!! :wave:


03-26-2013, 02:14 AM
So far so good Sharron I like the colors on the bg

03-26-2013, 05:10 AM
Yes it has met the brilliance challenge, it is superb and will be enhance even more when you get those shadows in.

03-26-2013, 06:13 AM
Good start!:)

Charlie's Mum
03-26-2013, 08:55 AM
Ah - pastel Shar is back painting!:)

I'll be back too - good start:D

03-26-2013, 09:17 AM
Shar. Beautiful colors, wonderful start. I can wait to see the finish!

03-26-2013, 09:30 AM
love the blend of colors on the BG, nice one Sharron

03-26-2013, 10:37 AM
It's looking springy to me! Great start, Sharron.

03-26-2013, 11:01 AM
so far, so beautiful - love those pastels, will return...

03-27-2013, 12:08 AM
The colors are lovely! Really like the background as well, there is something compelling about it.

03-27-2013, 04:21 AM
Sharon looking very nice.... great colors on the wall

03-27-2013, 07:46 AM
Wonderfull start

03-27-2013, 11:02 PM
Sending out a Big thank you to all of you for your lovely comments !! Much appreciated. :music: :)

I've got an update to post.
Was rolling along this afternoon, with some beautiful spring sunshine and warmth outside,
studio windows wide open, birds singing :music: , I was in the zone, and having a great time.:D
Then I spilt a drink on the bonnet flowers, and lost some of the color in the process and some background mopping up.
Then was working on the shadows on the floor/desk???? and found some spots that just didn't want to take any paint.
So had to put some gesso down to make it paintable again
...... Remind me to never paint on paper again.......:wink2:

So that's where I had to stop till tomorrow.
But I like where it's going, and I'm pretty close to the finish.
So thought I'd post where I am as an update .
All in all put maybe another 30 min into it.

Went ouside and sat in the sun for a while.....was so nice.:D

Thanks again gang for the feedback......:wave:


03-28-2013, 09:24 AM
Hey Sharrm:wave: your version is coming along nicely:clap: love the light and colour in the walls,just need to put your darks in i know you can do that,but no more red wine splatter:) :envy: the open windows and sunshine.

03-28-2013, 10:58 AM
Looking great. Can't wait to see the finish!

03-28-2013, 11:50 AM
Sharrm, great hat :thumbsup:

03-28-2013, 05:47 PM
Looking great Sharon!

03-28-2013, 08:26 PM
I love the subdued colors.

03-29-2013, 09:05 AM
ooo la - sounds like this pretty hat is giving you the run around, I think it's tops, Love it, I'd wear it :D