Currently on our short summer break from classes, we have more time to spend on paintings, and of course playing with the boys. Actually, as far as they are concerned, the two tasks are not mutually exclusive...
Is this going to be a painting of me???
This painting is going to be Lesley's first original for sale.
It is a loose interpretation of all three
of our boys running at sunset.
First, Les outlines the painting on our prepared wood panel.
Tanj our ultra-runner is in the foreground, with Uschi in
the middle, and Vladi in the background.
Next, background colors are added to get the
color scheme established.
The boys are outlined in a darker color
so they won't be lost under all of the thin layers
(30 or more!) to come.
Rich colors are added to provide depth...
the vibrant glazed layers are done, but
Les decided to add in more colors,
so she put down additional layers
of luminescent acrylics.
This painting will be called "Angels Visit"
after the quote by George Eliot:
"The golden moments in the stream of life rush
past us and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when they are gone."
Now it is time to paint the boys
who will be a pearlescent white, floating like
the little angels they are above the background.
Of course Tanj and Usch will provide cat hairs as needed!
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