Thursday, 27 September 2012
Work in progress...
Last week I was asked to do a series of glass paintings for our local pub restaurant.
It's a beautiful old pub with lots of history and a lovely old and cosy feel - Perfect for my style of painting!
The last time we popped in that particular pub for a quick drink was at the weekend.
Hmm... Well, it was meant to be a quick drink, but it turned in to almost an entire evening, since a couple with a very distinct American accent approached the bar and being the inquisitive gal I am, I couldn't help but to ask them where they were from.
It turns out that they were from Colorado.
So many of my bloggy friends are from America and I was racking my brain cell as to whether any of you are from that part!
Anyway - it triggered a really long conversation with the couple, who were on their first visit to England.
And as intrigued as I was by their accent, it seemed that they were equally intrigued by mine. Apparently I sound very English, lol!
Poor things - I hope I didn't scare them off with all of my garbled nonsense!
They said that their favourite thing so far was that some of the buildings were so old. They then told me the entire history of our other local pub, which was built in 1348.
What struck me was that they knew far more about it than we did, even though we have been going there for years!
It's always lovely to meet new people from such a different place. And they were such nice people too :0)
But anyway - getting back on to the subject - there is lots of glass painting to come and I can hardly wait to get started because it's one of my favourite things to paint :0)
Meanwhile, I will of course still be painting the bears.
Here are a few progress photo's for those of you who, like me, love to see a W.I.P.
This is after I had washed a few basic shadows over the bears...
Next, I washed in some background shadows...
...Hmm... This photo and the ones below show it as rather orange - but in fact the above image is much closer to the actual colour.
This is how I work.
The set up is clear to see and I refer to that for textures and the general feel. But also, to the right, just below my easel is my charcoal sketch. This is what I work from when I am painting the shadows because this way they remain consistent and don't move as the day progresses!
It's already moved on a fair bit from here. The background overlay of depth and colour is complete and I now get to start on those bears and all of the little treasures that they appear so interested in!
So, what's on your easel right now?