Thursday, September 15, 2005
Coleus - Step Two
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Well, I got a quick session in tonight after some freelance work and before bed. My poor wife has been balancing the checkbook and paying bills. She has been taking that off my hands lately and is giving me the time to do this kind of stuff. I really love her for it.
Anywho... I'm still dealing mainly in defining the value scale of the painting and adding a few more details. I mixed some Viridian into the Transparent Oxide Red to start working some local color into it.
I'm trying to walk the tight rope of looseness and accuracy. So far I'm holding on, but I may have fallen into the too loose side of things when I was working on the big stem thing that comes out of the middle of the plant. (Does anyone know what that's called? My brother Rick may know, he knows everything about gardening.)I realized I was avoiding it and saved it for last tonight. I should have begun with it.
Next I'll be blocking in some basic colors so ya'll come back now, ya hear?