Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Pansies in Progress

I am progressing with my pansies. I have started to put in some midtone pedal color and shadow. I also began lifting out some details. Usually, I wait until the end of a painting to begin detailing, but it seemed to call for it here. I am just amazed how this thin layer of plaster and clay can absorb so much water. The clay does dry differently than paper, and so when I paint wet-into-wet, I am often left with blossoms within that layer of paint. I like the loose blossom effect on the pedals and will use that as I continue to develop the pedal form.

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