Why am I the only one doing WIPs?
I actually think they help me because for one I can step away from the easel, take a photo of what I'm doing, record it on the computer and see it with different eyes, and then write about the steps. It really helps me. You folks should try it!
Anyway, I hope I'm not boring you.
Here is the Fiddle man. I'm listening to violin music while I paint.
The canvas was painted first with leftover paint from my palette, all mixed together. I wasn't sure what I color I was going to come up with but it sure does photograph well.
Covered it with liquin before I started and while the liquin was still wet I sketched in my figure with ultramarine blue, my primary color for shadow. Landmarked some dark places and corners.Made a point of also landmarking the brightess part of his face.
Placed some shadow for his beard, worked on his face and features.
Played with the color of his vest...not too satisfied with it but its a start.
Got some color in the violin. The violin has beautiful shine to it and I'm really going to try and capture it altho right now you only see some base color for it.
This is where I'm at now, wanting to step away and I'd really like to let it dry a bit if I can keep myself away from it.
Comments, remarks, critique welcome...anything. How was your day? what are you working on? How's the weather where you live? Please comment. I love feedback.