Monday, August 29, 2011

Working really big

I am home from the reunion and we had such a great time. We had only about 35 in our high school graduating class and we grew up from birth together. It is wonderful how time and space doesn't seem to make a difference because we just pick up where we left off. I am extremely fatigued because being part of the reunion committee we had to stay and clean up so it was probably 2:00 am before we finally were able to get to bed and then drive 6 hours today. Whew! 
Anyway, below is the painting process that i finished up just before I left for the reunion.

 As you see I am trying to paint a big one like this small one.  The white on the painting is Wood Icing for texture. I LOVE wood icing!
There is something really cool about how it looks just like this.
I am not sure if it's finished. I wiped off some of the green paint on the right to reveal some of the texture but I am not sure if I like this or not. I think it gives it some variation though. So maybe I will leave it. I will leave it for tomorrow and decide whether it needs anything at the bottom or not. Fresh eyes--fresh mind tomorrow. I will do a better picture when I finish. The lighting in the studio is not conducive to good pictures and it's after 6pm so the lighting outside is not good either. Only around noon can I got a really good picture. Ok, until tomorrow. Go on home--unresolved---but happy about it this time.


Buffy said...

Thats a big one!! Its looking beautiful! Glad you had fun at your reunion.

Mary said...

love seeing you paint big, how do you like it?

jgr said...

Martha, this painting is great! The wood icing sounds very interesting too. Glad you enjoyed the reunion.

Anonymous said...

Martha, this is beautiful. I love how you stretch yourself and let us see that part of the journey.

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Really super Martha! Love your flowers on big substrate! Glad you enjoyed your reunion! xxoo

Kelly said...

Yay Martha! It's beautiful. I like to see the progression! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Lookin fantastic!

lori vliegen said...

oh my gosh.....that is HUGE!! it looks like it's taller than you are!! way to paint those flowers.....they look fantastic! you go girl!!

p.s. LOVE, LOVE your high school picture......i SO would've been BFFs with you back then, too!! xoxox


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