From side to side
I know it may not look like it, but I am really making progress with my pond painting. As of today the paint now touches the left edge. This feel like a milestone.
Now that I have paint spanning from almost edge to almost edge, it it time to start thinking about what will be coming next. I have a birch cradled panel the same size as this painting (24"x48") that I have begun priming with gesso. I have a few ideas of what to paint - but I am thinking about a portrait oriented painting. Hmmm the eagle in the pine tree at our cottage...bright red hollyhocks, or the sun breaking through the fog in the early morning at a beach. Hmmm the possibilities are endless.
The gesso-ing process a pain in the rear. I guess I really hate the feeling of sandpaper.
What comes next?
I have at least one more froggie to place. The one I have in mind is floating in the water with it's legs dangling below him. And I just happen to have a good variety of photos of leopard frogs at the ready. Oh, and I have more work on the water lilies including adding in a couple of discreet buds.
So excited. I booked my flight to get me to San DIego and the Plein Air Conference and Expo PACE 2017 . This is special for so many reasons. Being at a convention with 900 artists is beyond anything I could ever imagine. And especially special as I get to spend a week with Jane Feeeman and Marilyn Wear. I am so excitedtruly blessed!