May 15, 2014
Last blog I said I would include steps for this painting, since I remembered to take photos along the way. When I saw this photo it just seemed so perfect for a painting. Is it because one is my granddaughter?
Finished painting - 9 x 12
Step by step for "special moment" painting
Step 1 - Loose drawing using wash of burnt sienna and ultramarine blue, pulled out lights with paper towel and add some color. I spent quite awhile trying to get the proportions correct in the drawing, but did some redrawing along the way.
Step 3 - Worked all over canvas, refining shapes.
Step 4 - Kept refining shapes, especially arms and hands.
I like the title suggested to me of "Special Moment"