Thursday, April 14, 2011
Gate Keeper - WIP part 3 - still a long way to go
I have been working slowly on my Venetian Gate Keeper. I find this painting quite complex to paint - there are so many different textures: 3 types of marble, stone, rusty ironwork. Furthermore, the strange perspective is making the painting rather difficult to read as I am working and I keep having to double check where the shadows should be:-) I am gradually getting used to the Canson Arches artboard; the paint dries very quickly on it and I thought that the same would apply to frisket - not at all! I came very close to remove some paper along with the frisket which still retained some moisiture:-(
All in all, I am really enjoying painting this old guy and I am getting fairly fond of him. The painting is 16" X 20" and there is still a fair amount to paint or refine. I will try to get it finished this weekend if I don't have too many distractions and if I am disciplined :-)
Have a nice evening!