Wednesday, June 19, 2019

"The Hanging Gardens" - 36

beginning the layering in process, waiting for each layer to dry before adding another, from emerald green, light green, sap green, olive green, burnt umber, transparent burnt sienna, turquoise, lemon yellow, cool grey, payne's grey - slowly building up the images...


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

"The Hanging Gardens" - 35

first round of laying in the sky - processed cyan - of "The Hanging Gardens"...

Sunday, June 16, 2019

"The Hanging Gardens" - 34

FINALLY finished the grisaille of The Hanging Gardens - now to begin coloring, bringing this'to life'..

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

"The Hanging Gardens" - 33

part of the problem with doing a 32"x40" size painting - is that am left-handed and this is done on a drafting table...


Thursday, June 06, 2019

"The Hanging Gardens" - 32

still need to detail and add building top, but here is the rest of the grisaille if the gardens... now to detail, then color the whole of the painting, at long last...

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

"The Hanging Gardens" - 31

finally have a sketch to use for that last spot in the painting, tho still need to redo the roof, and the figure that is seen thru the ring that entrances the garden (which is why it is blank )...

 that is a Japanese maple in the first part of the garden, and the stone and walking stones make for the second part, as well as implying more offstage... once get the roof squared away, will transfer this and ink, and then, finally, can begin coloring the painting, hopefully before the end of this week...... the figure will be added, along with the rest of that spot behind her, when get one small enough to use - which ought to be soon, but even if delayed, there is all the rest of the painting to attend to in coloring...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

my apologies on dearth of showing - am having trouble being able to get the needed figure for the viewing from the doorway onto the porch of the mid-ground building on the left side that will fill the space from the vertical garden to the background... if still nothing workable in a couple days, will go ahead and do the building part and garden on the plateau jutting out from off the left that otherwise will fill the space - leaving blank where the figure that looks over the gardens will stand...