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Sunday, January 22, 2012

On the easel ~ Pacific Underwater painting progress

A little progress report as promised.  I've been painting primarily base coat on the newly added items.  (view previous post for comparison) I painted in some missing details as well on the right hand side.  The kelp is taking a lot longer to paint than I had thought.  Right now the little otters look like bullets.  I don't think I'll be happy until I paint those much needed details in to make them look real.  THEN I can really get charged to wrap up all the loose details in the remaining kelp. This painting like others will take stages of development.  After finishing up the otters, I need stop and add the sun light filtering through from above.  Then I will proceed to the foreground kelp to wrap it up.  

There is a LOT of real estate here to cover.  This is a 24" x 36" painting.  It always amazes me how some can zip through paintings this size.  Though, perhaps they are more familiar with their subject matter.  This is new territory for me. Those familiar with my work know.   Because there is little reference material (like photographs), I'm having to just use recall and imagination to pull it together.

I love a good challenge as you know!  ha ha ha!  More to come.......  Thanks for stopping by and checking in.  : ) : ) : )


Carol Reynolds said...

This painting is so unique; I love it already. I look forward to viewing it when completed.

Brenda D. Johnson said...

Thank you Carol. Great comment, I so appreciate it! The painting is close at this point to completion. It has been a wonderful challenge and learning experience pushing boundaries is always invigorating as you I'm sure know. : )

Marc. Calvo.Armengol said...

This picture of sea otters, its full of beauty, and also de light reflexes enrich the tonalities of the marine emviroment.The result of this painting will be fantastic.

Brenda D. Johnson said...

Thank you Marc !!!! I appreciate your comment very much! : )