Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WHILE WAITING FOR A PAINTING TO DRY

At Deb's last week, my crow painting was really saturated so I had to wait to let it dry.  I didn't want to use a hairdryer on it because I had miskited off some areas of the crows so...it went on the floor for a while until Deb moved it to the piano bench for fear of Stray (their big old goofy lovable dog) bounding in and stepping on it. 

So...what to do while waiting?

This:



It's on a half sheet (15" x 20") Saunders Waterford 140# cold press (same thing the crow painting is on).  When I got home, I put masking fluid (Pebeo Drawing Gum) over the figures that are going to be shadows on the beach and worked more on the sky, water, beach area.  It's coming along.

Painted from a photo taken by Sweetie last time we were in the St. Augustine area - a picture of our shadows on the white sand outside our rental on Matanzas Inlet.

3 comments:

conservativelybohemian said...

What you have in the works looks fabulous and I can't wait to see more!

RH Carpenter said...

Thanks, Sherry. I've done more on it, darkening the shadow shapes, too. Will post that later.

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

I like your shadows in the sand painting. I like to take pictures of my husband's and my shadows when we are on vacation too.